Racist, sexist and homophobic work culture within London police force, new report finds

The police in London have been given a hard time in one independent report which came out Tuesday morning. Britain’s largest police force is a male stronghold guilty of racism, homophobia and misogyny, according to the study.

The report was written by MP Louise Casey, who spent a year investigating. According to her, the police “can no longer assume that the people of London have confidence in decent police work”.

The investigation was conducted after the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a cop two years ago. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for this.

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The 363-page report accuses the organization of perpetuating a misogynistic, sexist, racist and homophobic internal work culture. According to Casey, the top of the force has been in denial about this for years and the organization has failed to eradicate the discriminatory and intimidating behavior. If there is no improvement, the police force had better be dismantled, Casey said in the report.

In a response to the BBC Police Chief Mark Rowley said the report has angered, frustrated and embarrassed him. “It’s horrible”. He also apologizes to the people of London and states that he is determined to take action.