2 Nov 2022

Thousands of ‘predatory’ officers allowed to join police, report says

Culture Correspondent

A highly critical report by the police inspectorate has condemned the poor standard of vetting among forces across England and Wales, saying it has allowed officers with criminal convictions to remain in the ranks.

The report was commissioned after the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer.

It revealed a culture of harassment, misogyny and predatory behaviour towards female officers and members of the public.