A former London police officer who is serving a life sentence for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, pleaded guilty on Monday to sexual exhibition charges.
The three counts recognized in the Old Bailey court by Wayne Couzens date back to November 2020 and February 2021, before the murder of Sarah Everard in March 2021. Her sentencing will be handed down on March 6.
This affair had created a considerable shock wave in the United Kingdom.
Adding to other scandals, it plunged the London police, accused of turning a blind eye to alerts about one of its agents, into a deep crisis of confidence.
This was revived last week with the sentencing to life imprisonment, with a 30-year security period, of David Carrick, a former London police officer, for dozens of rapes and sexual assaults on nearly two decades.
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The independent investigation opened after the Couzens affair, the police being accused of having ignored alarming signals concerning the behavior of the policeman, has been extended to the Carrick affair.
During David Carrick's sentencing, Scotland Yard chief Mark Rowley warned that cleaning up London's police force and tackling 'systemic failures will take(it) time'
would result in the revelation to the big day of other
"We will win women's trust again and give Londoners the police they deserve
," he also promised.