Britain’s most senior police officer, Cressida Dick, is leaving her post at the end of next week, the Metropolitan Police said on Saturday.
“My last day of work as the Met Commissioner will be April 10,” Dick said, according to a tweet The Met posted on Saturday morning. “It has been a great honor to serve the people of London and Britain,” she added.
Dick, who has come under intense scrutiny following a string of major scandals surrounding the Met, said she would “speak more about the work of [her] brave officers and staff next week.”
Recent police scandals involved the murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in London by a police officer and a WhatsApp chat in which police officers joked about the rape of women.
The news came weeks after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said in February Dick had lost his confidence, after which she said she had no choice but to “step aside”.
At the time, Khan said he wasn’t “satisfied” with Dick’s response to his call for the Met to change to “eradicate racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying, discrimination and misogyny that still exist within its ranks.”
https://www.politico.eu/article/britains-top-police-leave-office/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication Britain's Chief Constable Cressida Dick leaves the Met on April 10 - POLITICO