The force’s attempts to regain women’s trust have fallen flat before and they faced a huge backlash when they suggested women who feel unsafe in the presence of a lone male police officer should run away, get on a bus, or call the police.
Meanwhile, a police boss in North Yorkshire was recently forced to resign after he suggested women “need to be streetwise” and that Everard “never should have submitted” to the fake arrest that led to her brutal murder.
Nevertheless, the Met appeared unaware of ways in which their plan may fall short, and in a press release announcing the scheme, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor, Frontline Policing, added: “We hope that being able to see and speak to a uniformed colleague in what will very visibly be a police operations room, and know that there is a proper police record of the encounter, will provide the reassurance that we understand is necessary.”
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