Revealed: Sadiq Khan gave Dame Cressida a ultimatum to quit the Met and sack all Charing Cross officers or she would be suspended.

  • Rogue officers exchange homophobic, racist and misogynist messages
  • After expressing her dissatisfaction with London mayor, Commissioner decided to resign last week
  • According to reports, she spoke of the threat to over 100 officers via video conference
  • However, Mr Khan denies that he is threatening the outgoing Madame Cressida 

According to reports, Sadiq Khan told Dame Cressida to fire the Met Police officers involved in the Charing Cross scandal or she would be suspended.

Following losing the trust of London’s mayor, the Commissioner announced that she had decided to quit the nation’s highest policing position.

While Mr Khan categorically denies threatening the outgoing chief, Dame Cressida is said to have spoken of it in a video call last week, where she explained her departure to more than 100 officers, the Times reports.

Dame Cressida Dick was urged by Sadiq Khan to sack officers at the heart of the Charing Cross station scandal - or face suspension herself, according to reports

Sadiq Khan urged Dame Cressida to fire the Charing Cross station officers involved in the scandal. Or she would face suspension.

The Met commissioner announced she was quitting the country's top policing role last week after losing the confidence of the mayor of London

Following losing the trust of London’s mayor, the Met commissioner said she had decided to quit the country’s highest policing position.

They were shocked to learn that the Charing Cross revelations exposed the violently racist and misogynist messages being exchanged between officers stationed at central London’s police station.

In particular, he was angry at the fact that nine officers continued to work within the underfire force. According to the paper, two of these officers had even been promoted. 

According to some reports, then Dame Cressida tried to clarify how the process had been independent. The fact that the officers weren’t charged with lower-level misconduct offences made it impossible for them to be fired.

However, the mayor was not satisfied and quickly announced his doubts about her ability to lead the Met.

Yesterday she joined 100 other officers for warrants at Chelmsford Brentwood, Dagenham West Drayton, West Drayton, Baldock in the early hours. They were looking to tackle serious and organised criminality.

Four men were arrested on charges including conspiracy to supply class A drugs and conspiracy possess firearm.

Since Dame Cressida’s resignation, tensions have been strained between City Hall and the force. Some senior figures are said to be worried about what they perceive to be political maneuvering.

One of the Times’ readers said: “You have now the politicians trying completely to run the place. Khan also stated that Khan will not support the next commissioner if they do not follow his lead. Is there any independent operational policing now? 

It follows comments from the Met Police Federation earlier this week, which declared it has ‘no faith’ in Mr Khan after his ‘very public ousting’ of Dame Cressida, warning morale among officers had hit ‘rock bottom’.

Representatives representing over 31,000 police officers charged with policing the streets claimed that Khan’s actions had ‘undermined’ the professionalism, dedication and extremely difficult work of many thousands of brave and hardworking officers across the Capital.