The police watchdog has mentioned it’s launching two new separate investigations referring to the Sarah Everard case, following referrals from the Metropolitan Police.
The Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) mentioned it had accomplished assessments of 4 referred instances and it will be commencing investigations into two of them.
One will study how Wayne Couzens, the serving officer charged with Ms Everard’s homicide, got here to maintain critical accidents whereas in custody.
Couzens, 48, has been charged with kidnapping and killing the advertising and marketing government, who went lacking whereas strolling house from a pal’s flat in south London on March 3.
The opposite investigation will study an “inappropriate” graphic that was allegedly shared by an officer who took half in search operations.
The Met mentioned the graphic was reported by numerous colleagues who have been “involved by its content material”.
The IOPC mentioned an investigation into the actions of officers at a vigil for Ms Everard held in south London on Saturday was not inside its remit, regardless of calls from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
It added that it had held discussions with the Mayor’s Workplace for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Hearth and Rescue Service (HMICFRS) to contemplate how issues could be included in work being undertaken by HMICFRS.
On Monday officers combed a grocery store automotive park, whereas specialist divers have been seen looking out a stretch of water, and huge parts of the historic city remained cordoned off with police tape.
The searches are going down within the space after a physique discovered hidden in woodland at Ashford was recognized as that of Ms Everard.
Scotland Yard mentioned police have routinely been looking out areas of London and Kent as a part of the investigation.
In south London, lots of of individuals laid floral tributes for Ms Everard on the bandstand on Clapham Frequent all through the day on Monday.
Later, lots of of protesters gathered in central London to reveal towards the dealing with of a vigil to recollect Ms Everard on Saturday night time.
The Met urged these gathered to go house and mentioned that “enforcement motion” can be taken if individuals didn’t comply.