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Statement following IOPC report on misogyny and bullying in the Metropolitan Police

Arooj Razvi
Arooj Razvi
Head of Policing Policy

This week’s report brings to the fore long-standing concerns that those who belong to minority groups are unjustly treated by the police. This is routinely raised by Revolving Doors’ lived experience members.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is right to outline that the “incidents are not isolated”, nor are they “simply the behaviour of a few bad apples” – they are indicative of deep-rooted cultural and institutional problems. Operation Hotton shone another light on the racism, misogyny and homophobia within policing, and the dangerous inadequacy of internal practices.

Nothing short of a fundamental shift across the entire policing system is urgently required in order to restore trust in policing.