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Commander Peter Spindler from the Metropolitan Police has issued the following statement, after a former officer from the force's Sapphire command (which deals with investigations into rape and sexual assault) admitted falsifying records.
The charity Women Against Rape has accused the Metropoltian Police of 'complicity or negligence', after a former officer admitted faking police records and failing to properly investigate complaints of rape and sexual assault.
Ryan Coleman-Farrow, 30, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of misconduct in a public office at Southwark Crown Court today.
The charity said:
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said that Coleman-Farrow appeared to be a "rogue officer who set out to deceive".
Deputy Chairwoman Deborah Glass said their investigation did not reveal any systemic or serious supervisory failings, and that the Metropolitan Police had reviewed all cases where he was the officer in charge.
The Metropolitan Police dismissed Coleman-Farrow in April 2011.
A former detective constable at the Metropolitan Police has admitted faking police records which meant that rape cases weren't investigated properly.
Ryan Coleman-Farrow, 30, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of misconduct including falsifying witness statements and wrongly claiming that some cases had been dropped by prosecutors.