Friday 1 October 2021 by Davywavy

If we suspended every officer suspected of indecent exposure or sexual harassment we’d never get anything done, explains Met Police

Met Police advice

Suspending every officer who has done something wildly inappropriate with a member of the public would leave the service critically short of staff, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed in a statement today.

Responding to criticism after the conviction of Officer Wayne Couzens revealed he had numerous outstanding complaints against him, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police admitted that suspending an officer every time that happened would leave the Met with ‘pretty much’ no officers left.

“If whenever a plainclothes officer called some girls over to his car and then whipped his dong out we placed him under investigation, do you have any idea how few we’d actually have left?” said Detective Chief Inspector Simon Williams.

“And that’s before we spend the manpower to investigate these incidents. What with the cuts over the last decade, we’d need to double the size of the force just to investigate the outstanding complaints against our own officers, never mind arrest any actual criminals.”

When asked if that meant the Metropolitan Police did not consider serving officers committing crimes as ‘actual criminals’, DCI Williams replied “Kinda”.

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