Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick resigned after losing the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Dick issued a shocking statement Thursday night, announcing that she was quitting her job, even though she claimed hours ago that she wasn’t going to go.
She said in a statement: “After contacting the Mayor of London today, it is clear that the Mayor is not confident enough in my leadership.
“He had to resign from my duties as Metropolitan Police Department.”
Dick faced a series of scandals during her time as the leader of Britain’s largest police force. More recently, it’s about a discriminatory message issued by a guard dog, exchanged by police officers based at the Charing Cross police station.
There was also anger at rape and murder as Sarah Everd served a fake COVID-19 arrest and kidnapped police officer Wayne Kusens in 2021.
Earlier this week, Sadiq Khan showed that the police chief’s future is balanced between her response to cultural issues within the Metropolitan Museum of Art and how to regain public confidence in the military.
On Thursday he said: , Discrimination, and misogyny that still exists. I’m not happy with the commissioner’s reaction. “
“It’s clear that the only way to start achieving the scale of change needed is to give the top of the Metropolitan Police Department new leadership,” he said, “cooperating closely” with Home Secretary Priti Patel. I added. Appointment of a new commissioner.
Patel, who reportedly had a past clash with Dick, praised the officer’s “firm dedication.”
She states: Still, for nearly five years, she has taken on the task with a firm dedication to protecting our capital and its people, including during an unprecedented pandemic. “
Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Department, said Dick was “greatly loved” by police officers.
“We felt her treatment was completely unfair and believed she was the one who could take us through this and take us to the other side.” He told PA media.
Susan Hall, the conservative chairman of the London Assembly Police and Crime Commission, said Dick’s departure was treated “very badly” by the mayor.
“Trust in police at this point is the lowest ever, which is useless,” she told the BBC Radio 4 today show.
“99% of the officers are very talented and brave officers. They need confidence and support. I think Sadiq Khan is completely wrong to do this this way. There is a blank at the top, as opposed to a well-managed handover. This is not a way to perform such a service. “
Mr Mett said a party investigation allegedly held in Downing Street during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus blockade would not be affected by the resignation of the committee.
The unit said the investigation would continue as usual under the command of Commander Catherine Roper.
PA Media contributed to this report.