Sarah Everard killer PC Wayne Couzens finally sacked by Met Police after her rape, kidnap & murder
SARAH Everard's killer PC Wayne Couzens has finally been sacked by Met Police, the force has said.
Couzens' dismissal came into immediate effect today following a hearing chaired by Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball.
It found that Couzens' conduct "breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct".
He was dismissed without notice.
Ms Ball said: "Couzens has betrayed everything we, the police, stand for and following his guilty pleas and convictions I have dismissed him today.
"All of us in the Met are horrified, sickened and angered by this man's crimes.
"Sarah was a young woman who had her life cruelly snatched away from her.
"I know she is sorely missed by so many people and our thoughts remain with her loved ones. We are so profoundly sorry."
It has taken the Met Police one week to sack the killer after he admitted to murdering the 33-year-old Sarah.
Sarah's family and Met Police chief Dame Cressida Dick watched from the public gallery as the monster whispered his formal plea.
Dame Cressida said she had spoken to Sarah's family and told them "how very sorry I am for their loss, for their pain and their suffering".
She said the force was "sickened, angered and devastated by this man's crimes – they are dreadful".
It also emerged 12 police officers are being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct over matters relating to the case.
Meanwhile, police missed three clues about the monster cop that could have seen him booted from the Met before he killed Sarah.
He became the talk of his nick for only stopping female motorists — and would take their personal details so he could watch their homes, returning to one at least three times, it is claimed.
If someone had been doing their job properly three years ago then none of this would have happened.
Vile Couzens, 48, also parked his patrol car by schools so he could leer at mums and sixth formers.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “It is frightening when you think about what happened to poor Sarah. If someone had been doing their job properly three years ago then none of this would have happened.”
Couzens was once reported to bosses for slapping female cops bum but it appears no action was taken at the time.
The bottom slap incident is said to have happened at Bromley police station in South London in 2018 — just weeks after Couzens joined the force.
A source said: “Everyone at the station said he was a right oddball and there were complaints about him but nothing was done.
“There was a female officer at Bromley and he had just booked someone in the custody suite and he walked past and slapped her bottom.
“It was right out of the blue and he tried to make a joke out of it.
“She wasn’t having it and complained to superiors but nothing appeared to have been done.
“The incident would have been logged. You would have thought alarm bells would ring when he applied for a firearms post and these things would have flagged up.
“But they obviously didn’t log it or maybe someone wasn’t doing their job properly.”
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