On Thursday, the U.K. announced it will ban police officers from entering hospitals where sexual assault investigations are underway.
The move comes after the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was forced to remove a “zero tolerance” approach that required officers to notify patients of the sexual misconduct they witnessed, even when that victim is incapacitated.
“This is not about zero tolerance,” the U,K.
prime minister said in a statement.
This is not the right approach to policing. “
As a nation, we cannot tolerate sexual violence, especially when the perpetrators are our own police officers.
“These reforms are the result of an overwhelming number of complaints and investigations across the country and they are the right thing to do.” “
The move came after the U.,K. “
These reforms are the result of an overwhelming number of complaints and investigations across the country and they are the right thing to do.”
The move came after the U.,K.
was forced by the UMP, the country’s parliamentary police union, to remove the “zero-tolerance” approach to sexual misconduct that required police officers to tell victims they witnessed the assault.
The MPD was one of several British police forces that have made the move, in an attempt to curb sexual misconduct by police officers and increase the number of reports that can be investigated.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime minister, Theresa May, said the move was the first time British police officers were banned from entering private hospitals where cases are being investigated.
“Police officers are under tremendous pressure, but they have to live with the consequences of their behaviour,” May said.
“They have to deal with the fallout of their conduct, and they have got to deal, in this case, with the consequence of their own behaviour.”
She added that the MPD will no longer be able to investigate complaints about officers that are not supported by evidence.
The MSPU has said it is “very concerned” by the move and will continue to work with police on the issue.
“The MSPN will continue its long-standing support for the police and will work with our colleagues in the police forces across the UK to ensure the best protection for officers,” said Paul Golding, president of the MSPF, in a written statement.
The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has called on British authorities to address sexual violence against women and girls in the wake of the new law.
The UNODC, which works to end the violence against girls, said in its report that sexual violence is “a fundamental human right in every jurisdiction.”
“We call on the British government to act decisively to address the widespread sexual violence of women and children, to stop this violence and to ensure perpetrators and victims are protected,” said UNODD Deputy Director-General, Angela Fleming.
The United States and France have also said they will not cooperate with the UK. in its crackdown on sexual misconduct, although officials from both countries have spoken out in support of the UMBRAGE Act.
The law is scheduled to take effect on April 1.
The European Union (EU) and U.A.E. have also joined in the condemnation of the move.
U.F.O.S., an umbrella organization for sexual violence survivors, condemned the decision.
“Today, the UK government has shown that it does not care about survivors of sexual violence,” said Sarah Hirsch, the head of U.O., in a press release.
“It’s time for the UK and the UAM to come together to stop sexual violence in the workplace.”