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The London policeman who killed a 33-year-old woman should never have been employed, inquiry finds

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LONDON (AP) — An off-duty police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman in south London three years ago should never have been employed in the first place after three police forces failed to spot clear signs of his unsuitability, according to an official inquiry. Wayne Couzens was found to have had a history of viewing extreme and violent pornography and alleged sexual offending dating back nearly 20 years prior to the murder of Sarah Everard. Couzens often shared his interests with other officers on a WhatsApp group. The inquiry’s chair, Elish Angiolini warned Thursday that without a radical overhaul of policing practices and culture, there is “nothing to stop another Couzens operating in plain sight.”

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