Police watchdog to reexamine Grindr Killer investigation failures

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The police watchdog has announced it will re-investigate the Metropolitan Police’s failings in the Grindr Killing case.

In 2015, the Met referred TSTIME Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after identifying concerns over early inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor.

These men were murdered by serial killer and rapist Stephen Port, who met his victims through online gay dating sites.

The first IOPC Fund investigation concluded in August 2018, with evidence presented to the MET, the coroner and the families of the victims.

An inquest, which ended last year, concluded that the MET’s misconduct “probably contributed to the deaths of three of the men”.

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New evidence has come to light during this investigation, prompting the IOPC Fund to launch this new investigation.

The IOPC Fund’s Regional Director, Graham Beesley, said in a statement: “Since the completion of the investigations, an IOPC Fund team has closely examined the original investigation material and compared it with the information and verbal accounts provided. to new investigations.

“In this case, the reinvestigation process has identified evidence that addresses both the Material New Information and the Material Defect Categories, and we believe that a proportionate – yet thorough – reinvestigation is in the public interest.

“In our initial investigation, we looked at the actions of 17 officers. All but one gave no comment at misconduct bail interviews and opted to provide written responses to investigators.

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“As a result of the analysis of the new information provided during the investigation, we have concluded that the initial investigation should be broader and, therefore, certain investigative leads have not been pursued.”

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