The Metropolitan Police teams that specialise in rape and sex assault cases are to undergo a major reorganisation after a series of failed investigations:
The watchdog said Southwark Sapphire unit's approach of "failing to believe victims" was "wholly inappropriate". It also said it was "under-performing and over-stretched"
Meanwhile, Det Con Ryan Coleman-Farrow, who was based in Southwark, was jailed for 16 months in October last year for failing to investigate rape and sexual assault claims and falsifying police records.
A second officer, based in Islington, north London, is still under criminal investigation.
In total of 19 officers from across London have been disciplined, including three who have been sacked.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22300360