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Wayne Couzens case: Police ‘must look at vetting processes’ after Sarah Everard murder

Police officials “must look at vetting processes” and the monitoring of officers in light of the murder of Sarah Everard, amid calls for a public inquiry into alleged failings and “the wider culture of misogyny” in the wake of her killer’s guilty plea. Wayne Couzens was a serving Metropolitan Police officer when he committed the crime in March. He had passed several rounds of vetting, including enhanced checks for armed roles, at three different police forces.

The Metropolitan Police defended its processes, saying a review found that no information was available when he joined the force in 2018 that would have changed its vetting decision.

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