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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