Keeping us safe? The Met Police officers guilty of depraved crimes since death of Sarah Everard
Yahoo News takes a look at a growing list of convicted Met Police officers who have been brought to justice - often for crimes against women and children.
The Metropolitan Police “clearly has a problem” that needs to tackled, Dominic Raab has acknowledged, following reports that a review will criticise the force for being racist, sexist and homophobic.
Baroness Casey has been reviewing the Met’s standards and internal culture in the aftermath of the murder of Sarah Everard in 2021 by serving officer Wayne Couzens. She is expected to publish her findings next week.
According to the Guardian, the contents of the review have been described by a source as “atrocious” and that its conclusion will make clear that Scotland Yard was in the “last-chance saloon”.
Justice secretary Raab said on Friday that there were “clearly practises that have been far too prevalent” within the force that needed tackling “head-on”. It added it was clear that bad behaviour was not isolated to only one or two officers.
As well as Couzens’ rape and murder of Ms Everard, numerous Met Officers have been found to have committed a series of depraved crimes - often sexual - against women and children.
Here, Yahoo News takes a look at recently disgraced members of the UK's largest police force and what they did.
One of the UK's most prolific sex offenders, David Carrick, spent 20 years in the Met Police and worked as a firearms officer during his career.
He abused his position as a police officer and saw himself as "untouchable", carrying out a horrific campaign of rape, harassment and domestic violence spanning more than two decades.
Carrick, 48, was arrested on suspicion of rape in July 2021 after a victim came forward, and he later pleaded guilty to 85 serious offences including 48 rapes. He was jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years.
Met Police officer who was unmasked as serial rapist is jailed - as court hears he tried to kill himself 'out of self pity' (Sky News, 6 mins)
Detective Constable Mark Collins, 58, was caught in an undercover sting conducted by colleagues at the Met. He was found to have sent messages of a "highly sexualised nature" to a 13-year-old girl - some of which were sent while he was on duty.
Collins admitted six counts of trying to engage in sexual communications with a child and was jailed for two years and four months at the Old Bailey in April 2021.
Met officer jailed for trying to groom girl with ‘highly sexual’ texts (Evening Standard, 2 mins)
Police sergeant Benjamin McNish, 32, used his iPhone to spy on a woman while she was showering in February 2019.
The incident took place while he and the victim were staying at police accommodation in Camden for a course.
His victim spotted him filming, grabbed a towel and rushed out to confront him, and McNish was arrested at the scene. He was sentenced in August 2021 to 20 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years.
Convicted iPhone spy police officer resigns from Met Police (Evening Standard, 2 mins)
Jamie Rayner, 28, repeatedly assaulted and abused a female police officer during a "controlling and coercive" 10-month relationship.
He would pin Bonnie Hudson down and throttle her, and when she told colleagues of the abuse, he threatened to make up allegations about her and suggested she blame her injuries on "rough sex".
Rayner initially denied his charges but pleaded guilty in October 2021 to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour and was jailed for two years and three months.
Met police officer jailed for assaulting partner tried to use ‘rough sex’ defence to hide crimes (Evening Standard, 3 mins)
PC Will Scott-Barrett, 34, avoided a jail sentence after he admitted to sending sexual messages, including graphic pictures and videos, to a 15-year-old boy.
He was off-duty at the time and his offending was not said to be related to his work, but a judge told him the harm he caused to the boy was "incalculable".
Scott-Barrett was handed a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, at Isleworth Crown Court in July 2022.
Ex-Met Police officer from Bromley sent graphic sex pictures and videos to boy, 15 (News Shopper, 2 mins)
Counter-terror officer Francois Olwage, 53, took two condoms, a bottle of lubricant and erection dysfunction pills to meet who he thought would be a 13-year-old girl.
The detective constable was actually talking to an undercover officer and was arrested as he went to meet the girl at a park in Basingstoke - bringing with him a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a gift.
He was found guilty of child sex offences in April 2022 and was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.
Met Police officer who arranged to meet girl, 13, for sex jailed for five years (Independent, 3 mins)
Syed Ali, 47, send nearly 500 messages and images of a sexual nature to a woman who reported a crime to him as a witness.
The counter-terror officer ignored the woman's request to stop contacting her before he was eventually arrested in July 2020.
He pleaded guilty to harassment without violence and was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, in May 2021.
Jamie Lewis, was one of two Metropolitan Police officers to take inappropriate photos of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in June 2020.
It emerged that he'd superimposed his face onto an image of their bodies as they lay in bushes of Kingsbury Park to create a "selfie-style" image.
Lewis, 34, was jailed for two years and nine months in December 2021 after admitting to misconduct in public office.
Deniz Jaffer, 49, was also tasked with securing the scene of Henry and Smallman's murders and abused his authority - taking pictures of the sisters on his personal phone and sending them to Lewis.
The court heard how he'd also sent the images to selected members of a WhatsApp messaging group, describing the victims as “dead birds”.
Jaffer was also jailed for two years and nine months after pleading guilty to gross misconduct at the Old Bailey.
PC Adnan Arib, 46, used his position as an officer to try to start a sexual relationship with two “vulnerable” teenagers.
He got the mobile phone numbers of both girls, aged 15 and 16, asked whether they had boyfriends, and invited them out for drinks, and met one in a park after school.
Arib was found guilty of two counts of misconduct in a public office between April and July 2019 at Southwark Crown Court and was jailed for two years in March 2022.
PC Joel Borders, 46, was found guilty of sending "sickening" misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard's killer, Wayne Couzens.
He and Jonathon Cobban, 36, exchanged messages about tasering children and people with disabilities. In April 2019 Borders wrote: "I can't wait to get on guns so I can shoot some c*** in the face!"
Borders, who also joked about raping a female colleague, was jailed for 12 weeks in November 2022 for sending grossly offensive messages.
Met Police officer Jonathon Cobban and ex-PC Joel Borders sentenced to jail for sharing offensive WhatsApp messages with Sarah Everard's killer (Sky News, 3 mins)
Jonathon Cobban was also found guilty of sending vile messages within the "Bottle and Stoppers" WhatsApp group, which also included Wayne Couzens.
In one exchange, he said: "I want to taser a cat and a dog to see which reacts better. I think the cat will get more p***** off and the dog will s***. I wanna test this theory. Same with children. Zap zap you little f******."
He was also jailed for 12 weeks for the same offences, with a judge describing his conduct as encapsulating "the full range of prejudiced views, racism, misogyny, ableism and homophobia".
Wayne Couzens joked about sexual assault in newly released WhatsApp messages with six other police officers (Sky News, 3 mins)
Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, used hidden spy cameras to spy on naked women.
He posed as an airline pilot to book models for photoshoots in Brighton, Greater London and Manchester, before planting the gadgets in hotel rooms, flats and Airbnbs.
Corbel was given a three-year term after admitting voyeurism offences in September 2021.
Detective who used spy cameras to film naked women found guilty of misconduct (The Argus, 2 mins)
PC Mathew Cooper used the Find my Friend app to track his partner's movements and prevented her from contacting her friends over an 18-month period.
Cooper, 24, also attempted to "control her finances” and threatened to kill himself if she talked about ending the relationship.
He pleaded guilty to controlling and coercive behaviour and was given a seven-month suspended sentence in December 2022.
Met Police officer gaslighted girlfriend and stopped her talking to closest pals (The Mirror, 3 mins)
A young woman “100% thought” she was going to be raped by bondage-obsessed Metropolitan Police officer Sam Grigg, who pleaded guilty to false imprisonment.
Sam Grigg, 36, used duct tape to restrain his housemate during “10 minutes of terror” at their home in Twickenham in December last year, Kingston Crown Court heard.
He was jailed for four years and will spend an extended period of two years on licence after his release.
PC Thomas Andrews was jailed for one year and four months in March for assaulting a woman in south London while off-duty.
A woman known to Andrews, had “suffered grazing having been pushed to the ground”, and made a report on the attack.
He pleaded guilty causing actual bodily harm at Woolwich Crown Court. As well as a prison sentence he was also issued a restraining order.
Met Police officer jailed for assaulting woman on the street in south London (Evening Standard, 2 mins)
PC Archit Sharma was found guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague while on-duty in July 2021.
He was found guilty following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court, on 6 March, and is due to be sentenced at on 5 May.
Det Ch Supt Caroline Haines, responsible for local policing in Enfield and Haringey, said: “I am furious that an officer has behaved in such a grossly unacceptable way. In doing what he did, PC Sharma totally betrayed all the values of policing."
Serving Met Police officer sexually assaulted colleague while on duty (Evening Standard, 1 min)
Pc Hussain Chehab admitted sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 before he became a police officer, but also offences linked to indecent images of children that he committed while in the force.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty in January 2023 to offences that took place between March and September 2019, before Chehab joined the Met the following year. They only came to light when the girl’s family reported in July 2021 that their daughter had been in a sexual relationship with Chehab, which it later emerged began when she was 14.
Chehab also admitted three counts of making indecent photographs of a child and one of engaging in sexual communication with a child, some of which were committed while he was posted at a north London school in 2021.