Met Police Commander Karen Findlay Investigated for Alleged Misuse of Jaguar in London

Met Police Commander Karen Findlay Investigated for Alleged Misuse of Jaguar in London

Met Police Commander Karen Findlay, who oversaw operations at King Charles’ Coronation and Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, is being investigated for alleged misuse of a Jaguar vehicle.

Allegations of Dodging Prosecutions

Commander Findlay, aged 56, is accused of avoiding prosecutions for speeding and running red lights during her personal time by falsely claiming she was on duty.

Investigation by Independent Office for Police Conduct

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is probing allegations of gross misconduct and perverting the course of justice against Findlay. She is currently on restricted duties.

Suspension of Promotion

Findlay was in line for a promotion to assistant commissioner at the British Transport Police (BTP), but this has been put on hold due to the ongoing investigation.

Use of the Jaguar During Key Events

The Jaguar in question was used by Findlay during her oversight of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and King Charles’ Coronation. It was returned to the Met Police at the end of 2023, along with a reported £42,000 bill.

IOPC Statement on the Investigation

An IOPC spokesperson confirmed that the investigation involves allegations of using police vehicles for personal use and failing to follow proper procedures after receiving notices of intended prosecution for driving offences.

Previous Media Attention

This is not the first time Findlay has been in the spotlight. Recently, she faced online abuse following her promotion announcement, which the Met Police condemned as vile and homophobic.

Response to Online Abuse

Both the British Transport Police and the Met Police have addressed the backlash, emphasizing the exceptional service and leadership qualities of Commander Findlay.

Recognition and Awards

Commander Findlay has been awarded the King’s Police Medal and was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2024 New Year Honours for her services at the Coronation and Queen’s funeral.

Support from Colleagues and Public Figures

Despite the investigation and online abuse, Findlay has received support from colleagues and public figures, highlighting her dedication and contributions to policing.

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