source: The Guardian
published: 22 March 2022
Measures taken by the Metropolitan police to tackle corruption are “fundamentally flawed” and “dire”, with continued failings down to arrogance, secrecy and lethargy, a devastating independent report has said.
The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services was ordered after an independent panel criticised the Met for failings over the Daniel Morgan murder, where corruption hampered the hunt for the killers of the private detective.
Morgan was found dead in 1987 in a pub car park in south London with an axe in his head. No one has been convicted of his murder.
The inspectorate said many of the failings it identified in its latest report had been highlighted before, and Met promises to fix them had not been kept.
Thirty-five years on from the killing, the Met had still not learned all the lessons, the inspectorate found, adding it was “inexcusable” and showed “indifference”.