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UK's Patel: Too many instances of appalling conduct in London's police

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UK's Patel: Too many instances of appalling conduct in London's police
UK's Patel: Too many instances of appalling conduct in London's police   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

LONDON – There have been too many instances of appalling conduct within London’s Metropolitan Police, British interior minister Priti Patel said on Wednesday.

Confidence in London’s police service has been shaken by a series of revelations in recent years, including that one of its officers stopped a woman, Sarah Everard, before abducting, raping and murdering her.

“We have seen now too many times, too many instances where in policing, we just see … the most appalling behaviours, the most appalling conduct,” Patel told a committee of lawmakers, adding that she would not rule out holding further inquiries into policing conduct.