Jess Phillips, Labor MP for Birmingham Yardley, questioned Metropolitan Police in response to the officer on duty at the time who admitted to the murder of Sarah Everard. This confession led Dame Cressida Dick to face calls for resignation.
Dame Cressida Dick said she recognized “a precious bond of trust has been damaged” when she made her statement.
The Labor MP stressed the importance of answering questions from the public as she took to the BBC Two Newsnight to share her many questions.
“I was incredibly disappointed by her statement which did not answer any questions the public might have on, for example, screening procedures,” she said.
“Sadness and no doubt sincere, but what actions will she take to make sure this doesn’t happen again?
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“If an allegation comes out like this, is there an immediate stay?
“How many officers are under investigation?”
“How many are suspended?
“I want to know exactly what the policy is within, not just the Metropolitan, but all the police forces with regard to these cases?”
“Without these answers, I as an individual woman, let alone a politician, am afraid to say that trust is very badly damaged and will not return without proper public responses.”