Met Police ‘clearly has problem’ and it’s not just one or two bad apples, says Dominic Raab

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 15: Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street to attend the Cabinet meeting ahead of today's Budget announcement in London, United Kingdom on March 15, 2023. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

THE Met Police has “clearly got a problem” and it’s not just one or two bad apples, the Justice Secretary has said.

Dominic Raab insisted it wasn’t right to “pretend” it was just “an isolated incident or two” and top cops must face their issues “head on”.

Dominic Raab said the Met Police has ‘clearly got a problem’ and it’s not just one or two bad apples

It came as it was claimed that an upcoming review into the Met Police – commissioned after Sarah Everard was murdered by a serving cop, Wayne Couzens – is to say the force is riddled with racism, sexism and homophobia.

The interim findings of the Louise Casey investigation last year found hundreds of officers had got away with breaking the law, serious misconduct, and handling allegations poorly.

Mr Raab said yesterday: “We’ve clearly got a problem in the Met and the thing to do is to own that problem, take it, tackle it head on.

“That’s why the Casey review is so important, that’s why the work that Commissioner Rowley is already doing is so important.

“And we can’t duck it, we can’t pretend that this is purely an isolated officer or two.

“There are clearly practices that have been far too prevalent that we must face head on.”

He vowed to “leave no stone unturned” in a bid to help better protect women from dodgy police officers.

A final draft has been sent around to ministers this week ahead of an expected publication on Tuesday.