David Carrick who whilst serving in the Metropolitan Police force carried out a “catalogue of violent and brutal sexual offences” over many years despite numerous complaints made against him.
Whilst a serving cop Carrick was known as “B*****d Dave” to his colleagues and was known to be mean and brutal.
Passing sentence, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb handed the serial rapist 36 life sentences with a minimum of 30 years to be served for 49 offences which include 24 counts of horrific rape.
The former Metropolitan Police officer used his “power and control” and was able to freely attack and rape many women who were “vulnerable.”
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The court heard that Carrick urinated on women or were attacked with a belt and were kept in a small cupboard under the stairs.
Tom Little, prosecuting detailed Carrick’s crimes to the court, said, “The reality was, if he had the opportunity, he would rape them, sexually abuse or assault them and/or humiliate them.”
Whilst he was serving in the Met the corrupt cop had a catalogue of allegations made against him and even before, but somehow it seems Scotland Yard failed and no criminal actions or any misconduct was made against him until he was finally arrested in October 2021.
Last month David Carrick pleaded guilty to the most appalling offences against 12 women, committed over almost two decades.
Ahead of his sentencing, which begins tomorrow, Assistant Commissioner Barbara Gray has released this statement: pic.twitter.com/VPpv1x9qmU
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 5, 2023
The court was told that Carrick told his victims that “nobody would believe her” because he was a serving cop, which in effect happened.
Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb told the corrupt serial rapist former cop, that he took “monstrous advantage” of his victims and acted as if he was “untouchable” which for many years he in fact was.
She told the defendant, “These convictions represent a spectacular downfall for a man charged with upholding the law and empowered to do so even to the extent of being authorised to bear a firearm in the execution of his duty.”
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said in a statement, “My thoughts are with Carrick’s victims today. I want to pay tribute to their bravery and courage. By coming forward they have helped to protect the public and rid the Met Police of a dangerous and prolific offender who abused his position as a police officer in the worst possible way.
“This should never have been allowed to happen and must never happen again. There can be no hiding place for those who abuse their position of trust and authority within the police. I want to reassure the public and all the brave officers and staff who want to speak out that under the new Commissioner any allegation of misconduct will be taken seriously and handled sensitively. I urge people to come forward to report any unacceptable behaviour.
“I support the renewed action being taken by the Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley to review past misconduct cases and I welcome the widening of the Angiolini Inquiry to consider Carrick’s crimes and look at vetting and recruitment procedures and the extent of misogynistic culture in policing.
“I’ll continue to support and hold the Met to account to ensure we root out all those who are unfit to serve as police officers and deliver the urgent reforms and step change in culture and performance required. As mayor, I will not be satisfied until Londoners have the police service they deserve.”