Misconduct charges levelled at officers

    Six Metropolitan Police officers are to face formal misconduct
    charges in relation to the care of Victoria Climbie.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission announced this week
    that one police constable, three police sergeants, a detective
    inspector and a detective chief inspector should face charges of
    failing to perform their duties.

    A chief superintendent and a detective inspector will receive
    “words of advice” over a failure to perform their duties.

    Meanwhile, the General Medical Council is “looking into issues”
    concerning consultant paediatrician Ruby Schwartz who overruled
    early suspicions of non-accidental injury to Victoria and diagnosed
    scabies instead.

    She also allowed the eight-year-old to be discharged without
    investigating her GP, school or childminding arrangements.

    It is unclear whether the GMCaction relates to Victoria’s case.

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