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Met Police officer escapes domestic abuse charge after ‘controlling every step’ of investigation

Exclusive: Woman says ex-partner who called her “wh***” and “sl**” used police experience of domestic abuse case to try to ‘shut down’ investigation

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Monday 20 March 2023 10:18 GMT
Why some women are afraid of London’s Metropolitan Police

An armed Metropolitan Police officer escaped prosecution for domestic abuse after controlling “every step” of the investigation, a woman has claimed, as the force faces a damning report on misogyny in its ranks.

The woman alleges that, as soon as he knew he was under suspicion, the officer used his experience responding to domestic abuse cases to wipe social media, clean up his phone, and dictate her police statement to get the probe “shut down”.

He remains serving in Britain’s largest force more than a year after being arrested by a different force on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour towards his partner.

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