The shocking new investigation, centred largely on Charing Cross police station, has validated a lot of the distrust, hostility and fear of the police that has been building in recent years. The enquiry commenced after an allegation of a police officer’s sexual misconduct with a drunk person in the station, however it has led to many, many more concerns.
After a police watchdog investigation was launched, officers came forward with evidence of colleagues engaging in racist, misogynistic, homophobic, ableist and other deeply disturbing behaviours. Among them, are claims that officers dressed up as known sex offenders and shared WhatsApp messages making light of domestic violence.
?Officers who challenged the casual sexual harassment were told it was "part of police culture" and were given the option to "play the game, stay quiet or leave."