The Casey Review was commissioned in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard by a police officer. The independent review conducted by Baroness Casey set out to investigate the culture and behaviour within the institution and to outline some recommendations for the Metropolitan Police to bring forward into their approach.

The findings outlined in the Casey Review reveal widespread institutional racism, homophobia, sexism and misogyny. The report recommends a complete overhaul through a series of different actions in order to regain public trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police.

Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive of domestic abuse charity Hestia, said:

“We are deeply concerned about the findings of the Casey review. Domestic abuse and sexual violence continue, when behaviour is minimised or we turn a blind eye, and do not call it out. We must break this taboo. One way to make change is to invite independent scrutiny and embrace transparency no matter how uncomfortable that might be.”

Sarah D’Angelis, Programme Manager for UK Says No More, said:

“Unfortunately, the findings of the Casey review are not surprising and echo what we have heard from survivors across the UK. Now, we need to see a robust plan for how the Metropolitan Police will deliver these recommendations, in consultation with survivors and specialist organisations.”

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