These shocking figures demonstrate the extent of the Met crisis

As the Metropolitan Police announced that it could take over two years to root out officers who have breached standards or failed vetting, Caroline Pidgeon highlighted the scale of the problems the service faces:

"These shocking figures once again demonstrate the extent of the crisis within the Met.

"Many people will also be asking the question: is two years fast enough, given the already significant damage to public confidence in the service?

"The figures also tell us that recruitment to the Met to replace dismissed officers is going to be a challenge, and a huge amount of work will need to be done to encourage new recruits given previous evidence of a toxic culture."

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