Poll: How much do you trust your local police force?

Faith in the Metropolitan Police is at an all-time low after the publication of the damning Casey report.

Metropolitan Police Officers patrolling on Whitehall, London
Many Londoners have lost faith in the Metropolitan Police. (Alamy)

The Metropolitan Police is a "boys' club" that is institutionally racist, misogynist and homophobic, a damning review has found.

A 363-page report published on Tuesday by Baroness Casey found that women and children have been failed by the force, as public trust in police continues to plummet.

The report found that 51% of women in London do not have confidence in the Metropolitan Police to keep women and girls safe, compared with 41% of men.

The report did not rule out that there are more Met Police officers like killer Wayne Couzens and serial rapist David Carrick.

The review was commissioned in the wake of the death of Sarah Everard, who was murdered by Couzens.

The report found that violence against women and girls has not been taken as seriously as other forms of violence.

Prime minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday that trust in the force has been “hugely damaged”.

Asked whether he believed his daughters could trust the police in London, Rishi Sunak told BBC Breakfast: “Of course we need the answer to that question to be yes.

“Clearly at the moment trust in the police has been hugely damaged by the things that we’ve discovered over the past year.”

What do you think?

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