Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has stated that he can not sack law enforcement officials who’re getting away with prison behaviour and misconduct.
He stated it’s “a little bit perverse” he can not hearth them as a result of they don’t seem to be “below regular employment legislation in most respects.”
Earlier estimates warned that there could possibly be a whole lot of bent cops on the job and Sir Mark appears baffled as to why the Met are “just about the one organisation” the place a frontrunner can not hearth folks.
Chatting with BBC Radio 4’s Right now Programme on Tuesday, Sir Mark stated, “Why are we just about the one organisation the place the leaders aren’t capable of determine whether or not folks keep within the organisation or not?
“And naturally, we’re simply as accountable as anyone else to employment tribunals, and all the opposite redresses that anyone would have.
“However you’re robustly difficult me on the tradition of the Met and our capability to construct belief in communities.
“It appears a little bit perverse, doesn’t it, that I really don’t get to determine who works right here?
“That’s a bit bizarre. And I don’t assume anyone else works in an organisation the place that’s the case.”
He advised podcast The Information Brokers in June, “So, one thing that most individuals would don’t have any motive to know is that law enforcement officials aren’t below regular employment legislation in most respects.
“They’re below one thing known as police laws, when it comes to how efficiency is managed, or how misconduct is investigated and handled, it’s extra bureaucratic, slower, tougher than regular employment legislation.
“And so really these points are important, and I’ve requested the Prime Minister and Residence Secretary to have a look at this, and the Mayor has requested them to have a look at it as properly.”