IPCC currently investigating 14 allegations,”a further two referrals of a similar nature have been received from the MPS and are currently being assessed.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission have today announced they will manage the investigations by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Directorate of Professional Standards, concerning historic allegations of impropriety by police officers when dealing with allegations of sexual abuse.
The allegations emerged whilst officers were working on Operation Fairbank and relate to the period between 1970 – 2005.
“The Met is fully committed to investigating non-recent allegations of sexual abuse”
The MPS recognised the severity of the allegations, and the importance of understanding whether or not our officers had in the past acted inappropriately, and therefore voluntarily referred the 16 separate allegations to the IPCC.
Ongoing investigations and recent convictions by officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command have shown that the MPS is fully committed to investigating non-recent allegations of sexual abuse.