Currently 173 serving Metropolitan police officers have accusations of domestic abuse against them under investigation, according to Greater London Authority figures.
In February, 147 officers had faced allegations of domestic violence against their spouses or partners in the last two years, with 8% of them charged with a crime, the London’s Evening Standard newspaper reported.
Of the 173 officers presently under investigation, 152 are subject to live criminal or misconduct proceedings and 21 have a case to answer for gross misconduct and are awaiting a hearing.
London Assembly member Unmesh Desai said: “This is a shocking figure and these are only the ones we know about.”
In updated misconduct guidelines issued last month by the national College of Policing, officers who commit violence against women and girls, including domestic abuse, should expect to be dismissed and barred from re-joining the police