PressTV-Scotland Yard under probe for ‘serious corruption’

London’s Metropolitan Police Service, known as Scotland Yard, or the Met, is being investigated for serious allegations of corruption and malpractice that includes ignoring racist practices in its own standards unit.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said Sunday that it was investigating concerns raised by whistleblowers that senior officials in the Metropolitan Police’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) had turned a blind eye to wrongdoing and even interfered with other investigations.

The IOPS said the department, which is responsible for rooting out misconduct in the metropolitan police, has also been involved in malpractices such as racist conducts.

“The investigation includes alleged interference in, and curtailment of, investigations by potentially conflicted senior officers, failure to investigate allegations of wrongdoing, systemic removal of the restrictions of officers under investigation and racial…

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