Met Commissioner clashes with MPs over stop and search

Sir Stephen House, the acting Met Police commissioner, was interviewed by the Home Affairs select Committee this morning. He clashed extensively with MPs regarding stop and searches and discrimination in the police force.

The questioning follows the high-profile resignation of Dame Cressida Dixon as Met Commissioner after criticism from the Mayor in London and a series other high-profile failings within the force.

Dame Cressida’s oversight during the murder of Sarah Everard and policing of the subsequent vigil, misconduct at Charing Cross police station and the Child Q case were thought to have contributed to her decision to leave.

Diane Johnson, the chair of the committee, quizzed him and highlighted ongoing criticisms about misogyny in the Met, racism, and homophobic behavior.

Sir Stephen however stated that the force had recognized the issues and was working towards solving them.