6 years before Wayne Couzens stopped Sarah Everard, using his influence as a Met police officer, he was accused of indecent exposure. And again, just two days before the incident.
The death of Sarah Everard at the hands of an active Met Police officer has built on an existing growing mistrust of the force. This week The Guardian asks, can women trust police to protect them?
Indecent exposure is often considered a serious warning sign preceding more dangerous behaviour. This was missed in the case of Couzens, leading many people to consider whether this points to broader issues within the force.