Fifty-five Metropolitan Police officers have been investigated for possession and/or distribution of obscene images since 2006, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from LondonlovesBusiness.com has revealed.

The Metropolitan Police Service registered 43 cases against the 55 officers in total, with 63 allegations made since 2006 for officers distributing or possessing obscene images.

(The Met defines cases as “incidents that generate complaints” with “one incident containing one or more allegations made by one or more complainants”.)

Reported by London Loves Business. You can read the full story here. 

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