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London Police Chief Warns of a Surge in Sexual Violence Cases

  • Met Police Force investigating huge number of allegations
  • Spotlight on London police has intensified since last year
London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley
London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark RowleyPhotographer: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

UK courts will soon see two or three police officers in London charged every week with committing criminal offences including domestic violence, the head of the capital’s police force warned just one day after an officer pleaded guilty to child sex offences.

“We have to prepare for more painful stories” as the force investigates allegations of criminal behavior, London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley told the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on Wednesday. “Lifting the stone reveals painful truths that will not be resolved overnight.”