Metropolitan Police commissioner Dame Cressida Dic

2022-04-05
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Metropolitan Police commissioner Dame Cressida Dick admits there is 'unwitting sexism' in the force - Today News Post Today News || UK News

The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has admitted there is “unwitting sexism” within the force.

Dame Cressida Dick was giving evidence to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on the safety of women and girls in the capital, following the deaths of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.

During the evidence sessionby businesses or organizations are permitted with 200 people outdoors or 100 people indoors., she said there can be “unwitting sexism” in the force, that “people just don’t really think is inappropriate”, adding the Met needs to “improve and get better”.

Sabina Nessa's body was identified on Monday. Pic: Met Police
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Sabina Nessa was on her way to meet a friend when she was killed. Pic: Met Police

She said “there is no place in the Met for people who display racist, sexist, homophobic behaviour”, and said violence against women and girls is “something everybody has to get involved in tackling”.

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