Sussex Police Chief Jo Shiner vows to enforce wrongdoing
A police chief has vowed to root out “abhorrent” misconduct and misogyny in her force.
Sussex Police Chief Constable Jo Shiner spoke after Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick admitted to dozens of rapes and sex offenses against 12 women over two decades.
Following horrific revelations about his crimes, police forces across the country are now being forced to check their own officers against national databases.
Sussex Police have already faced a number of disciplinary proceedings against officers accused of breaching professional standards.
Chief Constable Shiner said checks would begin immediately.
She said: “Every day I see the hard work and dedication of Sussex Police officers and staff to protect our communities, catch criminals and provide excellent service.
“Nonetheless, the heinous case of PC David Carrick of the Metropolitan Police has reaffirmed the importance of tackling misconduct and inappropriate behavior within the police force.
“Criminal conduct, misconduct and misogyny have no place in Sussex Police and we will continue our journey to eradicate this.
“Sussex Police have joined forces across England and Wales to compare all officers and staff against the police’s national database to identify any information or allegations that require further investigation.
“This will start immediately so that the controls can be completed by the nationwide deadline of March 31st.
“I know that the committed and professional majority will support this action.
“Our commitment to combating violence against women and girls (VAWG) includes crimes committed by the police, and we will continue to work with our partners to eliminate these crimes and take increasingly robust measures to identify and eradicate those who want to do harm.
“I remain proud and grateful to our leaders and employees for their continued dedication and service.”
Two or three Metropolitan Police officers are expected to appear in court each week to face criminal charges in the coming months as the scandal-hit force seeks reform.
Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley told the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee on Wednesday that more “painful stories” will emerge as efforts to remove hundreds of corrupt officers believed to be serving go ahead.
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