“Institutionally racist”. So nothing much has changed since the Macpherson report.
Disband the Met? And what? have two different forces serve the capital? Isn’t that one of the main reasons they didn’t catch Jack the Ripper? She is saying this is the recommended ultimate sanction if they don’t get their act together.
The Met is made up of people and mostly men at the end of the day. They are no doubt desperate to recruit, but their recruitment/vetting process is **** and they are failing to pick up racist, misogynistic and homophobic officers. And not sacking officers found guilty but just allowing them to carry on.
I am just not sure disbanding is the ultimate answer. No doubt fundamental reform is needed.
Not only the Met, but Hillsborough also highlighted how rotten South Yorkshire police were and how West Midlands covered up for them. Neither were disbanded afterwards and am sure mysogeny, homophobia, racism still exits within those forces.
The reputation of the police in this country has taken a battering for sure.