Crisis of confidence: can Britain’s police recover public trust? – UK Corrupt Police 27 Dec. 2021


Crisis of confidence:can Britain’s police recover public trust?

In a square outside Barking town hall, east London, a sombre-faced Helen Ball, assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan Police, on Friday walked nervously up to a bank of microphones and cameras. She had come to apologise, minutes after an inquest jury had delivered their verdict on what they called “fundamental failings” in the force’s investigation of four murders in 2014 and 2015 by Stephen Port, a serial killer.

The verdict, which Ball admitted was “devastating”, was that three of the murders could probably have been avoided if the first, of Anthony Walgate in June 2014, had been properly investigated. Members of the victims’ families glowered at her from the other side of the television cameras.

These cases are the latest in a series of high-profile scandals around police conduct that have brought the…

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