Some of Carrick’s victims he met online or in social settings, and he exploited his position as a police officer to win their trust before abusing them.
According to CNN, London’s Metropolitan Police Service fired officer David Carrick on Tuesday (local time) after he admitted to 49 sex offenses over an 18-year span, including 24 counts of rape. His firing spurred demands for an investigation into the largest police force in the UK as concerns about public confidence in law enforcement grow.
During a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday morning, he was fired, a press representative for the Met Police told CNN, adding that Carrick himself was neither present or represented by counsel. On Monday, news of Carrick’s crimes shocked the nation, and women’s rights organizations criticized the Met Police for delaying action.
“An institution is in trouble here. The fact that the Met was aware of Carrick’s habit of despicable behavior and took no action speaks louder than their hollow assurances to women “Twitter was used by the UK group End Violence Against Women. According to a transcript from Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that someone like Carrick “should never have been a police officer.”
Sunak admitted that the incident affects “popular trust in the police,” and emphasized the urgent need for “serious change.
” According to the readout, the prime minister urged the police department to “address the failures” that occurred in the case and make every effort to “guarantee women and girls are safe in their neighborhoods and homes.”
On Monday, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley apologized to the victims of Carrick, admitting that the force had failed them. “I do realize that this will make some ladies in London wonder if they can rely on the Met to keep them secure. Having failed, “In a video clip shared on the Met Police’s official Twitter account, Rowley was quoted.
The public’s trust in the police has decreased as a result of a number of scandals in recent years, which led former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to step down from her position in 2022. Rowley acknowledged on Monday that the police is currently looking into up to 1,000 sex offenses and allegations of domestic violence involving about 800 of its officers.
“We are going to examine every stone, draw the correct conclusions, and be ruthless in eliminating those who undermine our integrity. You have my unwavering promise that “In an interview with UK media, he stated. The offenses, which mainly occurred in Hertfordshire, outside of London, where he lived, spanned an 18-year period. He was employed by the Metropolitan Police at the time to protect legislative and diplomatic locations, according to Euronews.
Some of Carrick’s victims he met online or in social settings, and he exploited his position as a police officer to win their trust before abusing them. According to Euronews, he acknowledged to repeatedly raping women over the course of months or years, some of the incidents containing violence that would have physically damaged the victims.
When several complaints about Carrick’s behavior were made over the years, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Barbara Gray told Britain’s Sky News that they are “really sorry” for not being able to identify him. According to Gray, “He exploited the power he had as a police officer and utilized that to dominate the women who were his victims. I’m very sorry that will have prolonged the pain that those women will have had, and I’m in awe of their coming out now and seeing him to a successful conviction.”
The Metropolitan Police stopped paying Carrick after his initial guilty pleas in December and started an expedited misconduct investigation. (ANI)
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