Cressida Dick resigns as Met Police Commissioner

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, has announced she is to stand down as police chief.

In a statement she said:

“It is with huge sadness that following contact with the Mayor of London today, it is clear that the Mayor no longer has sufficient confidence in my leadership to continue. He has left me no choice but to step aside as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.”

Last week the Independent Office for Police Conduct released a report which found there to be misogyny, discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment within the ranks of the Metropolitan Police.

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