London, Thanasis Gavos

More than a thousand police officers London Metropolitan Police are currently in availability or to limited dutiesdue to complaints and concerns about their behavior.

In particular, of the 34,000 officers of the Metropolitan Police, 201 are available and 860 perform only limited duties.

About 275 of them are awaiting trial on serious misdemeanor charges, with a large percentage involving alleged violence against adult and underage women.

Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Cuddy, who presented the figures, admitted that around 60 officers could be sacked from the Metropolitan Police every month next month following investigations into misconduct or dereliction of duty.

Over the last year, 100 police officers have been dismissed for serious misconduct.

“There are undoubtedly hundreds of officers about whom the Metropolitan Police have real concerns,” Mr Cuddy said.

The update comes six months after an independent report led by Baroness Casey found London’s Metropolitan Police to be “institutionally racist, sexist and homophobic”.

Baroness Casey warned there could be other officers like Wayne Cousins, who killed Sarah Everard in March 2021 in a wave of backlash across Britain, and David Carrick, who was jailed for life for dozens of rapes and sexual assaults on women.