Metropolitan Police Faces Backlash as Detective Accused of Predatory Behavior Evades Scrutiny

Exposing a Troubling Double Standard:

Met Police Claims ‘Double Jeopardy’ Exemption for Accused Detective
A Metropolitan Police detective, accused of being a serial predator, remains in the force as the Met claims ‘double jeopardy’ rules exempt him from their crackdown on rogue officers.

The detective, formerly part of the sex offences unit, faced allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior with colleagues and a member of the public.

Collapsed Misconduct Probe:

Alleged Victims Disheartened as Complaint Falters
The only complaint against the detective, set to undergo a misconduct probe, collapses just days before the hearing, leaving the alleged victims dismayed.

The collapse raises questions about the Met’s commitment to rooting out corrupt and predatory officers, especially in the wake of Operation Onyx, a review of 1,600 past allegations against officers.

Metropolitan Police’s Controversial Correspondence:

Legal Technicality Hampers Reopening of the Case
Documents obtained by the Mail reveal the Metropolitan Police’s attempt to avoid reinvestigating the detective under Operation Onyx, citing a legal technicality that supposedly prevents repeat prosecutions for the same offense.

This move is in stark contrast to Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley’s assurances that the force is actively combating corruption and predatory behavior.

Victim Speaks Out:

Former Officer ‘Sickened’ by Lack of Justice
One of the detective’s alleged victims, identified as Sarah, expresses profound disappointment after leaving the Met.

Sarah criticizes the investigative process as ‘soul-destroying’ and raises concerns about the officer still being in active service.

Public Outcry and External Intervention:

Mayor’s Office Steps In After Mail’s Alert
Sexual violence campaigners and the mayor of London’s office intervene following the Mail’s revelation, prompting the police to reevaluate the case.

The Metropolitan Police denies applying the double jeopardy rule and insists that the mayor’s office did not influence their decision.

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