Statement following publication of Baroness Casey's review of the Metropolitan Police

Published: 22 Mar 2023

A spokesperson for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: 

We welcome the publication of Baroness Casey’s review of culture and standards at the Metropolitan Police. It is a hugely significant report, both for those working in the force, and of course the public they serve.

The law is clear: no one should be subjected to harassment or discrimination at work or in any part of our society.

As an employer and a public body, the Met must fulfil its statutory duty to protect its employees and the public. 

In 2016 we investigated unlawful harassment, discrimination and victimisation at the Met. In November last year we wrote to Baroness Casey, detailing the recommendations of our investigation and offering our support. 

It’s very disappointing and disturbing to read that some of the issues highlighted in our 2016 report are still evident within the Met today.

We will be carefully considering the contents of this report in detail, and we may consider taking further steps, including regulatory action.

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