Met review of rape cases

MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Met has reported that 120 officers have been drafted in to review all rape cases throughout the Met due to problems with the disclosure process. Which roles have these officers come from and what impact will this create on backlogs in other areas?


Answer for Met review of rape cases

Answer for Met review of rape cases

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 120 officers have been provided on a temporary attachment to the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command from across all boroughs within Territorial Policing to address and support the disclosure concerns arising from the collapse of the Allan rape trial. 


Each borough provided several Police Constables and Detective Constables – from Response Teams, the Criminal Investigation Department, and Safer Neighbourhoods – taking into consideration the demands in their local area. 


Individual borough contributions were calculated to ensure that no borough was disproportionately affected, but there is inevitable pressure on local policing. Officers will be released to return to their borough roles as early as practicable.