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Priti Patel – 2021 Comments on Wayne Couzens

The comments made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, on 5 October 2021.

Recent tragic events have exposed unimaginable failures in policing.

It is abhorrent that a serving police officer was able to abuse his position of power, authority and trust to commit such a horrific crime.

The public have a right to know what failures enabled his continued employment as a police officer and an inquiry will give the independent oversight needed to ensure something like this can never happen again.