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Scotland Yard has appointed its very first female Commissioner.
Cressida Dick’s original role was former acting Deputy Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police but she will now however takeover Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s role.
Dick was one of the UK’s most senior female officers before she left Scotland Yard to take up a different role in a highly-sensitive security-related post within the Foreign Office in 2014.
Her return has sparked some disagreement, she was once in charge of a flawed operation which led to the death of a Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menezes.
Back in 2005 he was mistaken for a suicide bomber and was shot dead by police.
The de Menezes family, called for Dick’s application for Commissioner to be blocked.
Although there has been some opposition to the new role, Dick is seen as one of the leading commanders of her generation.
This news means that for the first time ever, all three top policing jobs in the UK are held by women.
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