The Home Secretary agreed that Part 2 of the Angiolini Inquiry should move forward as soon as reasonably possible in a letter issued to Lady Elish yesterday.
Priti Patel emphasised that the investigation’s work must go in order to fully instil public confidence in the police’s ability to safeguard people.
Following the murder of Sarah Everard, the Angiolini Inquiry was launched to determine how a police officer who was still on duty was able to commit this heinous crime and what lessons must be learned so that policing and its partners may take every precaution to ensure it never occurs again.
The Part 1 of the Inquiry’s conclusions will not be able to be published until all criminal and misconduct processes connected to the matter have been adjudicated, the Inquiry recently announced.
Wayne Couzens’ career is the subject of a detailed examination in Part 1 of the inquiry, which also examines all claims of criminal behaviour and misconduct, choices made on his vetting, and the degree to which any issues were either understood or brought up by coworkers.
Part 2 is anticipated to address how this and other unfortunate events have affected policing more broadly and what actions the police department and its allies may take to safeguard the safety of women.
As the scope for Part 2 is determined, the Home Secretary will continue to speak with Lady Elish.