Met: We take any allegations 'extremely seriously'

The Metropolitan Police take any allegations of poor conduct among staff "extremely seriously", a spokesman for the force said.

Speaking after a damning report exposed a wealth of alleged corruption and poor behaviour among officers, the spokesman added:

We recognise that protecting the sensitive data we hold is critical to public confidence and our ability to fight crime effectively.

The MPS treats any allegation about the conduct of its staff extremely seriously and will always take steps to determine whether the conduct of that member of staff has breached the required standards of professional behaviour.

The Commissioner has stated he will not tolerate racism and recognises that the Met needs to continuously improve. All staff are aware that racism will not be tolerated and this is made clear when they join and throughout their careers.

– Met spokesman

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