Police chief: officers shouldn’t have to log misogyny complaints

Sara Thornton says funding cuts mean forces do not have resources or time to do so

A senior police chief has said officers should not have to deal with reports of misogyny and it should not be a criminal offence, calling for them to focus instead on “core policing”.

Sara Thornton, the chair of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), told her organisation’s annual conference that while recording complaints of misogynist abuse might be desirable, police did not have the time or resources.

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