As one other police officer is convicted of intercourse crimes, confidence crumbles in UK’s largest pressure

As another police officer is convicted of sex crimes, confidence crumbles in UK's largest force

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London
CNN
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In a distinguished 30-year career with London’s Metropolitan Police, Dal Babu has seen his fair share of shocking behavior.

Yet the handling of a female recruit’s sexual assault allegedly at the hands of her superior disgusted him so much he’s never forgotten the incident.

A detective sergeant had taken a young constable to a call, pulled up into a side area and sexually assaulted her, Babu, a former chief superintendent, claimed. “She was brave to report it. I wanted him sacked but he was protected by other officers and given a warning,” he said.

Babu said the sergeant in question was allowed to serve until his retirement, while the woman decided to leave the force.

The alleged incident happened around a decade ago, Babu said. He resigned in 2013 after being passed over for a promotion.

Yet, despite many public moments of…

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