Sarah Everard: Does the police need institutional change? – BBC Newsnight

As the police face serious questions over alleged misogyny, and the response to women’s safety in the wake of Sarah Everard, does the service need institutional change? Please subscribe HERE

The Met Police has said people stopped by a lone plain-clothes police officer should challenger their legitimacy.

It comes as they seeks to reassure women after the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer.

The Met said it was “entirely reasonable” to demand an officer’s identity and intentions.

But with some calling for a wider inquiry into sexism in the criminal justice system, is this the moment to change the culture of law enforcement forever?

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