THE lacklustre Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, has announced her resignation following huge pressure over rising crime and a recent report exposing bigotry among her officers.
This evening, after London Mayor Sadiq Khan publicly declared his dissatisfaction with the Commissioner, and demanded to be shown a plan for immediate change, Dick officially resigned from her post, despite just earlier today defiantly claiming she wouldn’t stand down.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, said: “Last week, I made clear to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner the scale of the change I believe is urgently required to rebuild the trust and confidence of Londoners in the Met and to root out the racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying, discrimination and misogyny that still exists.
“I am not satisfied with the Commissioner’s response, he added – indicating that Dick would have been given the ultimate of being sacked should she not resign.
“On being informed of this, Dame Cressida Dick has said she will be standing aside. It’s clear that the only way to start to deliver the scale of the change required is to have new leadership right at the top of the Metropolitan Police.”
Mayor Khan and Home Secretary Priti Patel will now meet to discuss Dick’s replacement, with Patel having the power to appoint the new commissioner.