‘Rot at the top’ | Met Police placed into special measures after a series of failures

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The UK’s largest police force has been placed under special measures after a series of failures.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) said the Metropolitan Police Service is being closely scrutinised having faced extensive criticism following the death of Sarah Everard, who was abducted and murdered by serving Met police officer Wayne Couzens, and the Charing Cross police station scandal.

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Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, left a friend’s home in the Clapham neighborhood of London at 9 p.m. on March 3 2021. She never arrived at her Brixton home, some 50 minutes walk away. It was later discovered she had been kidnapped, raped and murdered by an off duty Metropolitan Police officer, Wayne Couzens, who, after his arrest in June, in July 2021 pleaded guilty to all three offences, and was imprisoned for life without parole.

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In This Story: Wayne Couzens

Wayne Couzens, who was a Metropolitan Police officer at the time, kidnapped Sarah Everard on the evening of 3 March as she was walking home in London, UK.

On 8 June 2021 Wayne Couzens, 48, pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Ms Everard and on 9 July 2021 pleaded guilty to her murder.

He was later sentenced to life imprisonment, without parole.

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