Baroness Casey of Blackstock to lead independent review into Met Police following Sarah Everard murder

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Baroness Casey of Blackstock will lead an independent review into the Metropolitan Police's culture and standards in the wake of Sarah Everard's murder, the force has announced.

The review will look into the current leadership of the force and its recruitment, vetting and training of officers.

Met Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, said: "The appointment of Baroness Casey to lead the independent review in to our culture and standards is an important step in our journey to rebuild public trust.

"Louise is extremely experienced and highly respected and I know will ask the difficult questions needed for this thorough review. This will build a stronger Met, ensure lasting improvement our service to London and public confidence in us."

An urgent examination is already under way into all current investigations of sexual and domestic abuse allegations against Met Police officers and staff.

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Ms Everard was raped and killed by Wayne Couzens, who was a serving policeman at the time.

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