Metropolitan Police to be criticised for racism, misogyny and homophobia in report

The Metropolitan Police is due to be exposed for sexism, racism and homophobia in review

The Metropolitan Police is expected to be criticised as sexist, racist, and homophobic in a damning report.

The review, led by Baroness Casey, is due to be published on Tuesday. She was appointed to review the force's culture and standards following the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens.

The 300-page report is said to raise the question of what should happen to the Met if it cannot reform. Lady Casey will criticise Scotland Yard for its failure to tackle its problem despite decades of warnings from previous reports.

Her findings are due to be illustrated with several shocking new case studies.

The report is also expected to say that austerity has had a damaging effect on the force’s neighbourhood policing, with some of its officers and units overworked.

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has said the force "clearly has a problem". Speaking on LBC today, he added: “We will leave no stone unturned to make sure the police in this country, and in particular in the Met, are protecting women, not posing a threat to women.”

The interim Casey review published in October uncovered that hundreds of Met officers had been getting away with misconduct. It revealed many claims of misogyny, racism and homophobia had been badly mishandled.

Sir Mark Rowley, who was appointed as the Met's chief in September, apologised and admitted there were officers still serving who should have been sacked, and has since called for additional powers to sack rogue officers.

Upon taking the role of chief commissioner, Sir Mark has pledged to root out the problems in the beleaguered force.

A spokesperson for the Met has said: “The report will play an important role in informing and shaping our work to deliver More Trust, Less Crime and High Standards.

“It will be published next week which will be the appropriate point for us to respond in further detail.”

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