Matthew has called for the responsibility of the Met Police to be removed from London Mayor Sadiq Khan following the announcement that the force has been placed into special measures.
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services announced yesterday that the Met will now enter advanced monitoring following a series of scandals, including the strip search of Child Q and misconduct of officers.
As the head of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Sadiq Khan has overall responsibility for strategic oversight of the Metropolitan Police
Speaking in the House of Commons today, Matthew said: “This is Sadiq Khan’s second term in office. He has said that he has long known the problems of the Met; so, what has he done about it?
“He has failed to protect the public and so I would ask the Minister to consider removing responsibility of policing from the Mayor of London and introducing an intervention team to deliver on the first rule of elected representatives – and that is to keep the public safe.”
Speaking earlier in the debate, Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said: "Now is not the time for the Mayor to distance himself from the Met, he must lean in and share responsibility for a failure of Governance."