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Predatory officers are problem nationwide not just Metropolitan Police, ex home secretary Priti Patel warns

Labour leader Keir Starmer says police leaders outside London who think findings don’t apply should ‘wake up’

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Tuesday 21 March 2023 12:16 GMT
Casey report: Met Police institutionally racist, misogynist, and homophobic

Predatory officers are not confined to the Metropolitan Police and every force in the UK must now get its “house in order”, former home secretary Priti Patel has said.

She spoke to The Independent after a damning review said predators had been “allowed to flourish” in Britain’s largest force, and found it was institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic.

Her successor Suella Braverman rejected the “label” in parliament, backing the position taken by commissioner Sir Mark Rowley - which has angered critics.

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