6 Oct 2021

Former Met officer speaks about her experience of sexism and racism in the force


The murder of Sarah Everard by a serving Met police officer has plunged the force into crisis. And yesterday the home secretary announced an independent inquiry into systematic failures by the police.

After that announcement, we spoke to one former officer, a British Asian woman, about her experience of sexism and racism at Scotland Yard.

During her 13 years with the Met, she experienced a traumatic deployment and was forced to retire on medical grounds.

She was put in touch with Detective Sergeant Stephen Redgewell as her union representative at the Police Federation.

But he began sending her messages which she found increasingly troubling.

The Met told us they cannot comment in detail as the claim is ongoing, but that they took allegations of this nature extremely seriously and insisted there was no place for such behaviour in the force.