Met Police Commissioner says David Carrick ‘shouldn’t have been an officer’ in apology | UK | News

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has apologised to victims of former officer David Carrick. Sir Mark said “he should not have been a police officer”.London’s top cop told London Assembly members: “From day one, high standards have been top of my agenda for my commissionership… I’m pleased to have tens of thousands of great men and women and I’m always mindful that they listen to my words as do the people of London who we serve.”We’re all equally horrified that we have hundreds in policing who shouldn’t be here and David Carrick is an awful example of that. I must reiterate here my sincere apologies to his victims for our failings. He should not have been a police officer – that’s very obvious.”He added that poor policy and poor decision-making led to the failure, saying: “We haven’t applied the same sense of ruthlessness to guarding our own integrity that we continually apply to confronting criminals and I’m deeply sorry for that.”More to follow…