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Police to review DA allegations involving serving officers

The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has told all chief constables in England and Wales to look into claims of violence against women and girls by serving officers or staff.

Cases involving domestic abuse, sexual misconduct and indecent exposure will be included in a review covering the last ten years.

The action follows the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by Metropolitan Police constable Wayne Couzens, a crime which raised questions about vetting and monitoring of police officers.

The force separately said it would conduct its own review of domestic abuse and sexual offence cases involving serving officers and staff, while home secretary Priti Patel has ordered a public inquiry to look into how Couzens was able to remain a police officer.

He was not arrested over two indecent exposure incidents, despite reportedly being nicknamed “the rapist” by colleagues.

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