Cressida In the wake of the Dick resigning investigation, a leading Tory has blasted the Met Commissioner, saying he has’very serious concerns.’
Following the death of Sarah Everard by police officer Wayne Couzens, METROPOLITAN commissioner Cressida Dick is facing calls to resign.
During a questioning by Trevor Phillips on Sky News, Conservative Party co-chair Oliver Dowden failed to completely support Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. Mr Dowden was questioned if it was fair that Commissioner Dick stayed in position despite the aftermath from the murder trial of Sarah Everard by killer cop Wayne Couzens. Mr Dowden said he and the Home Secretary were “extremely concerned” about the Met Commissioner’s concerns.
Trevor Phillips, a Sky News presenter, enquired: “On Cressida Dick’s watch, this happened.
“As far as we can ascertain, the procedures that permitted him to become a Met police officer and the culture that surrounded him either developed or remained under her watch.
“Is she the suitable person for the job?”
“You are entirely correct to raise all of those problems,” Mr Dowden responded, “and I, like the Home Secretary, am quite concerned about them.”
Sky News asked Mr Dowden this morning if there will be an investigation into how Wayne Couzens became a Metropolitan Police officer.
“I believe the optimum way is the one stated by the Home Secretary, which is that we enable the commissioner to conduct that [inquiry],” he responded.
“Of course, nothing is ruled out,” the Conservative MP added.
“But, first and foremost, I believe it is critical to comprehend exactly what occurred.
“And if other questions arise as a result of that, we may need to look into it further.”
It comes after a Tory police commissioner warned in the aftermath of the Sarah Everard case that women “ought to be streetwise.”
Ms Everard “never should have surrendered” to the arrest, according to North Yorkshire police, fire and crime commissioner Philip Allott.
According to Mr Dowden, who spoke to Sky News, “What he said infuriated both the Prime Minister and me. It was simply unacceptably bad.
“I’ve been quite explicit in my condemnation, and I know the Prime Minister feels the same way.
He did apologize right away, and I believe it was acceptable for him to do so.”
Mr Dowden was asked if Mr Allott would be able to run for the position again, and he answered yes “I’m not going to give any information about the selection process ahead of time.
“The Prime Minister and I both strongly disagreed with what he said. “Brinkwire News Summary “..