serving Metropolitan Police officer is anticipated to appear in court on Monday charged with rape.
Pc David Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, will appear through video link at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated.
Scotland Yard stated Carrick, who is based within the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, was charged with rape by Hertfordshire Constabulary on Sunday.
The officer was off-duty in Hertfordshire at the time of the supposed rape, the Met stated.
Hertfordshire Constabulary stated the supposed offense is reported to have actually happened on September 4 2020 in St Albans.
Carrick was jailed on Saturday by Hertfordshire Constabulary and suspended the very same day by the Metropolitan Police.
The force stated it waits for the result of criminal procedures, including that a recommendation has actually been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Hertfordshire Constabulary stated Carrick stays in custody.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick stated: “I am deeply worried to hear the news today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has actually been jailed and now charged with this severe offense.
” I completely identify the general public will be really worried too.
” Criminal procedures should now take their course so I am not able to comment any additional at this phase.”
Malcom McHaffie, the chief crown district attorney of CPS Thames and Chiltern, stated on Sunday: “The CPS has today authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge serving Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 46, with one count of rape following a supposed attack on a female on the night of 4 September 2020.”
He included: “The Crown Prosecution Service advises all worried that criminal procedures versus the offender are active which he has a right to a reasonable trial.
” It is exceptionally essential that there must be no reporting, commentary or sharing of details online which might in any method bias these procedures.”