Mayor commits to Met Police anti-discrimination measures

Following David Cary’s successful case against the Met, the Mayor of London has confirmed to GLA member Andrew Dismore that he will secure the development of equality measures within the Met. See the written question and answer below:

Homophobic discrimination

Question No: 2016/4874

Andrew Dismore

David Cary secured an impressive victory in his 9 year legal battle against the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in his claim arising from homophobic discrimination. What are the lessons the Met has learned from this case and what is it doing to implement them?

Written response from the Mayor

An Action Plan is in place to meet the recommendations following the ACAS review and EHRC investigation, in order to improve the way the MPS handle allegations of discrimination. The Directorate of Professional Standards in the MPS has set up a specific ‘discrimination team’ to ensure that discrimination matters are looked at with consistency and by people with the requisite skills / training.

My Deputy Mayor, Sophie Linden, and I will hold the Commissioner to account for the development of an inclusion and equality strategy and subsequently monitor its progress.