Reporter Ellie Flynn reveals the true scale of sexual misconduct by serving British police officers. She meets the women who have fallen victim – from those who presented themselves to the police as the victim of a crime, to long term partners of serving officers. Told for the first time, these shocking stories detail how some have endured domestic violence and abuse. New and exclusive research reveals the shocking truth concerning serious allegations and proven sexual misconduct that span the whole country. It is the ultimate betrayal of trust by some of those tasked to protect us and who wield immense power, from the rank of police constable to inspector and beyond. In the aftermath of Sarah Everard’s murder at the hands of a Met police officer, this film raises serious concerns about how some forces are dealing with reports of sexual misconduct by their officers, and asks why more is not being done to properly investigate?
Cops on Trial: Dispatches – Monday 10pm on Channel 4