Susanna Reid 'frightened' by Met Police report
A report found the Met police to be ‘institutionally racist, misogynist and homophobic’
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Susanna Reid has said the findings of a review into the conduct of the Metropolitan Police has left her feeling "frightened".
The Good Morning Britain host made the admission while interviewing Met commissioner Sir Mark Rowley.
Reid said: "One officer said, 'If you look at our performance around rape, serious sexual offences, the detection rate is so low, you may as well say, it’s legal in London.'
And honestly, as I read that Sir Mark Rowley, I actually feel frightened. Because that sort of message going out is not a helpful one to women in London."
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Rowley then explained how he wanted to improve the Met's standing amongst women and to improve their prosecution of people who commit crimes against women.
He said: "Certainly we want victims to come forward, this year we’ve detected and solved around 200 more rapes than we did last year, victims are coming forward and we are doing a better job. Because victims have got more confidence in the last decade, we have four times the amount of rapes reported today than we did a decade ago."
The comprehensive review into the conduct of the Met was commissioned after serving police officer Wayne Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard in 2021.
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The report detailed how sexual assaults were often covered up or downplayed with 12% of women who work for the Met saying they had been harassed at work.
The report also recorded how the Met has a culture of bullying and found instances of discrimination against Muslim and Sikh officers.
The Met were also accused of providing "inadequate" protection of women and children with convictions for rape remaining very low and numerous instances of police mistakes being made in sexual assault cases that led to suspects being released.
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