Govt launches Wayne Couzens handling by Met Police inquiry

by 24britishtvOct. 5, 2021, 12:50 p.m. 40
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PRITI Patel on Tuesday announced a landmark probe into the Metropolitan Police over its handling of killer cop Wayne Couzens. The Home Secretary launched a new inquiry that will look at the force's vetting of recruits in light of Sarah Everard's murder. Independent investigators will examine Couzens' behaviour and how his bosses at Scotland Yard dealt with it. They will "establish a definitive account of his conduct leading up to his conviction as well as any opportunities missed" to stop him. A second part of the probe will take in a wider review of the culture at the Met. It will cover "professional standards and discipline and workplace behaviour". Mrs Patel said: "Recent tragic events have exposed unimaginable failures in policing. “It is abhorrent that a serving police officer was able to abuse his position of power, authority and trust to commit such a horrific crime. “The public have a right to know what failures enabled his continued employment as a police officer. "An inquiry will give the independent oversight needed to ensure something like this can never happen again." Continue reading Priti Patel launches inquiry into Metropolitan Police over its handling of killer cop Wayne Couzens https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16331454/priti-patel-metropolitan-police-wayne-couzens-sarah-everard/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139 #SarahEverard #MetPolice #WayneCouzens

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