August 10, 2022

The body, which represents more than 31,000 rank and file police officers, claimed that Mr Khan’s comments “damaged the professional, dedicated and incredibly hard work of tens of thousands of hardworking and brave police officers across the capital.” ۔

This came after Dame Cressida’s dramatic resignation from the role on Thursday night when Mr Khan made it clear he had no confidence in his plans for service reform.

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Accusing politicians of using “policing and the career of the country’s most senior police leader to divert them from their failures”, Body Chairman Ken Marsh said: “This is not a step we take lightly. ۔

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick with London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Cressida Dick has resigned as commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.

“We have told the mayor’s office without any hesitation how our brave and hardworking colleagues deserve better.

The atmosphere among the metropolitan police officers is terrible – it’s under the rocks.

Officers in London are frustrated and angry at the way Commissioner Cressida Dick has been pushed out.

“She was reforming. She was changing. Culture is changing.

“We are deeply disappointed with the mayor’s actions.”

“The federation will continue to raise its voice for these brave comrades. They are being forgotten by our elected mayors. Enough is enough. The officers do not trust Sadiq Khan,” he added.

Boris Johnson, meanwhile, paid tribute to Dame Cressida’s “remarkable” career.

Asked about his views on his role in forcibly ousting Mr Khan, and to confirm that – as prime minister under police investigation – he was in the process of selecting his successor. No role will be played, Mr Johnson said: “I think the best thing I can say about Cressida Dick is that I’ve been thinking for years – I’ve known her for years – her Has played a significant role as the first female chief of the Metropolitan Police.

“I thank him for all his services. It’s been a long time coming.

“I don’t want any other issues to come up in the cloud which I think is a very good record of public service as a whole.”

An official spokesman for the prime minister confirmed that Mr Johnson had no role in the appointment of the next MAT commissioner.

It is understood that the search for and replacement of Dam Cressida may take several months, but the recruitment process is expected to be completed by the summer.

During this time, Scotland Yard is expected to complete its investigation into allegations of parties breaking the lockdown on Downing Street.

Last week, Home Secretary Priti Patel warned that the new Mets chief must be prepared to deal with the “policing culture” that has plagued the country’s largest force in a series of scandals.

Dame Cressida’s departure – just a few months after Ms. Patel agreed to a two-year extension of her contract – sparked a series of criticisms of the force, including handling Sarah Award’s case, which The present service mate officer was killed.

The force has also been criticized for its slowness in investigating reports of parties in Downing Street and Whitehall violating code restrictions.

The latest, however, was a report by the Strawberry Police Watchdog, which violently exchanged racist, abusive and homosexual messages by officers stationed at the Cheering Cross police station.

Mr Marsh said the Metropolitan Police Federation was “sick” of the headlines in recent months, but did not “reflect the full workforce”.

He added: “We have to add some context to what we are talking about. The events that have taken place are horrible. We do not want these people in the job.

“But the federation will continue to speak for our good officers. We fully accept that we have to deliver to the people and work to improve trust, but if you do not have the manpower with you. If so, you will not be able to get what you want. “

A spokesman for the mayor of London said: “It is the mayor’s job to stand up for the people of London and hold the police accountable on their behalf, as well as to help reduce crime.

“After a series of devastating scandals exposing evidence of racism, mismanagement, homosexuality, harassment and discrimination at the Met, Londoners lost confidence in the police. The mayor believed in a change of leadership. That is the only way to deal with the crisis

“The mayor has always made it clear that there are thousands of incredibly brave and decent police officers in the Mets, for whom we are very grateful. But the series of scandals in recent years has tarnished the image of the police. , Which is very important for policing with consent.

“Reducing the scale of the
necessary change will only hinder, not help, the important process of restoring Londoners’ confidence in the Mets.”

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