Metropolitan Police discrimination complaints (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3175
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The employment tribunal into the case of Metropolitan Police officer Carol Howard stated "The respondent had received a lot of negative publicity and had been heavily criticised in the media as a result of the tribunal's judgement in favour of the claimant. We have no doubt that the second statement was issued to deflect attention and criticism from the respondent and to portray the claimant in a negative light." Will the Metropolitan Police refer this matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate who was responsible for the second statement that was issued, and that appropriate action will be taken against any individuals identified?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police discrimination complaints (2)

Answer for Metropolitan Police discrimination complaints (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The case relating to PC Carol Howard has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The IPCC, having considered the seriousness of the case and the public interest, have confirmed that this will be a supervised investigation.  This means that the IPCC will provide independent oversight to the MPS investigation into the conduct of officers in this case.