The Met needs to go through a rigorous cleanup process

Responding to Met Commissioner Mark Rowley’s letter on wrongdoing by police officers, Liberal Democrat Assembly Member and Police and Crime Spokesperson Caroline Pidgeon AM said:

"It is clear that the problems faced by the Met are as bad as many of us feared.

“Cleaning up the organisation is going to be incredibly resource intensive and take many months and years.

“I am pleased to see a greater commitment to involving external organisations and non-police staff in this process, something the Liberal Democrats and I have long been calling for.

“Given internal systems have failed in the past, the involvement of external voices should help to provide increased confidence to the public that this is a rigorous process.

“It is vital that we ensure that these non-police participants are empowered and supported throughout the whole process.”