Serving London Police Officer David Carrick Charged with Rape

Hertfordshire Constabulary in London on Oct. 3 has charged serving Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick with rape.

The charge is linked to an alleged attack on a woman on the night of Sept. 4 in St. Albans, according to the constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Carrick, who is based within the Metropolitan Police’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, was off-duty at the time of the attack, authorities said.

Carrick is due to appear virtually at Hatfield Remand Court on Oct. 4.

Authorities arrested Carrick, 46, on Oct. 2 and suspended him from duty on the same day, according to the authorities.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement that she was “deeply concerned” to hear of the case.

“I fully recognize the public will be very concerned too,” Dick added.

Dick further said that she is unable to comment any further on the case as criminal proceedings are ongoing.

The Metropolitan Police also said that a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said that the victim is receiving support from specially trained officers.

The charge came days after a judge handed a whole-life prison sentence to former Metropolitan Police Officer Wayne Couzens for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Sarah Everard.

Everard’s killing sparked protests against male violence and police brutality, raising concerns on women’s safety and trust in law enforcement officers.

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