Sexual misconduct inquiries into police

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to Question No: 2016/4882

Further to Question No: 2016/4395

'The Times' has established that there are at least 156 live sexual misconduct inquiries into police in England, Wales and Scotland. The figure includes complaints made by colleagues as well as reports by victims and witnesses, although the majority of cases are in the latter category. The true figure is likely to be higher since only a quarter of 44 forces would acknowledge live cases. How many of these are in the Met.?

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Answer for Sexual misconduct inquiries into police

Answer for Sexual misconduct inquiries into police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC and the MPS take the issue of reports of sexual misconduct by officers and staff very seriously.


Quite simply, abuse of authority by police officers or staff has no place in the MPS.


Following extensive searches, there is no record that ‘The Times’ requested or that the MPS provided them with information on live cases.


However, the statistics provided below on live cases were obtained from the MPS Complaints database: ‘Tribune’ and the data is correct as at 9 November 2016.


The data below is based upon the following criteria:


  • Public complaints and conduct matters where there is one or more allegation of either "other sexual conduct", or "sexual assault"


  • The case is not finalised - i.e. it is a live investigation