Incompetent and “obstructive” Dame Cressida Dick needs to be ditched by the Metropolitan Police after murder victim Daniel Morgan’s family drags her into a civil case
Metropolitan Police commissioner Dame Cressida Dick DBE, QPM is a woman who – in spite of being hopelessly inept and who an official inquiry found to have obstructed the panel appointed by the government to investigate claims that corruption blighted the hunt for Daniel Morgan’s killers in June this year – shockingly clings on to her position like a rat on a sinking ship.
A woman clearly unsuited to remain in her job, Dame Cressida, The Guardian this morning reported is now set to be dragged into a civil claim by the Morgan family.
Speaking to the paper, the family’s solicitor, Raju Bhatt, said:
“The claim alleges deliberate abuse or bad faith in the exercise of powers by any officer of the crown with knowledge or reckless indifference to the consequences of such conduct.”
“The repeated failure over decades to confront … corruption includes the obstruction of the independent panel’s work and the response of the Met to that panel’s findings.”
Going further, in a statement, the Morgan family added:
“The present commissioner, Cressida Dick, felt able to simply reject the panel’s key finding of institutional corruption within the Metropolitan police. Her role in obstructing the panel’s work – as detailed in their report – appears to have met with indifference and worse at the IOPC and Mopac where those charged with bringing her to answer for her role in this sorry state of affairs have shown themselves unable or unwilling to do so.”
“And, in their wisdom, the home secretary and the London mayor deemed it fit to extend her term in office before the ink had dried on the panel’s report.”
“We consider we have been left with no option but to bring a civil claim against the Metropolitan police in order to achieve some semblance of accountability. To that end, our solicitors have sent a letter of claim to the Metropolitan police directorate of legal services, and we await their response with interest.”
Instead of having focused on putting right the multiple errors she has presided over and solving the criminal crises of London, Dame Cressida ludicrously moaned about being “absolutely outraged” by the BBC’s Line of Duty drama series just a month after being deservedly slammed.
At the time, The Steeple Times remarked of a woman schooled alongside currently incarcerated and on trial in America Ghislaine Maxwell:
“In September last year, when we revealed that an escaped prisoner couldn’t get himself arrested in spite of handing himself in to the Met Police on seven, yes SEVEN occasions, we remarked “it’s long been known that Dame Cressida couldn’t police a pissup in a brewery,” but in the time since things have gotten worse at the force headed by this totally inept and clearly inane waste of space.”
“Aside from having been in charge of the operation in which a totally innocent man, Jean Charles de Menezes, was shot dead due to gross incompetence on the part of her officers in 2005 and given what The Sun termed “feeble” responses to “lawless protests by Extinction Rebellion and others,” the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis’ response to the conviction of one of her own officers has been utterly showing of the fact that she truly isn’t fit for purpose.”
“Armed officer Wayne Couzens – who was indicatively nicknamed by colleagues at The Met ‘The Rapist’ yet nothing was done about him – has now pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard in March. How did his boss respond? With what The Sun quite rightly called out as “vapid assurances [that] lessons [have] been learned across the board.” Going further they remarked: “The people to blame for this predator being on the streets should be held to account,” whilst we add: SHAME ON HER.”