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Police officer who criticized him colleagues for failures on racial justice was excluded from the list of candidates for the post next commissioner of metropolitan police.

John Butcher former head of Bedfordshire force and former met senior The counter-terrorism detective applied three weeks ago to succeed Cressida Dick as the UK’s top officer. But The Guardian learned that the Home Office told him that his application would no longer be considered.

Butcher left police officer in 2019 but kept the lead of string investigation of killings in Northern Ireland.

As chief constable, Butcher was in avant-garde of those who realized that the police still have huge problems with race at a time when many executives downplayed their importance.

Only after murder of George Floyd in United States in In May 2020, executives agreed to this large-scale problems continued here and deserved radical reforms. In a 2018 Guardian interview, Butcher said: of make policing less white-dominated: “It’s not rocket science” by increasing the numbers of BME [black, minority and ethnic] officers. It’s about genuine commitment, empowerment people to make it happen and throwing your weight behind It.”

He led for police chiefs in England and Wales on race as well as, also in 2018, said: “My challenge police is that pace of changes are too slow. I think it’s about commitment senior leadership level. I do not accept that everything is done … There were words, but no deeds.

“Police office need testing on race … If we do not remember the lessons of history, that is danger you repeat mistakes of history. Racial inequality in policing undermines the rule of law and threatens consensual policing.”

In 2019 he also attacked government cuts for tissue damage of society: “I’m not a liberal-minded left-hander. But let us police ones who want harm our society and choose to harm our society rather than provide support for those who caught by circumstances and give their way from crime. It is necessary more money. Let us to focus on on those who choose to be criminals.”

Butcher was a career detective and conducted investigations for Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command Including Hunting for men who tried to bomb London on 21 July 2005 and attempted investigation car bombardment of London Haymarket in 2007 and Glasgow Airport attack.

next commissioner will be chosen home secretary, who must show due to connection for Kinds of mayor of London. Job advertisement for The commissioner of the Meteorological Service said that force radical reform is needed to improve public confidence and correct “serious deficiencies”.

Among those who applied by Mark Rowley, former head of fight against terrorism who left Metropolitan in 2018. A former chief constable of Surrey force is considered the favorite next commissioner.

Also waiting to see if he got through to next scene Sean Sawyer, head of Devon and Cornwall Police, who steps down in August as chief constable.

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The only Met executive to apply is Assistant Commissioner Nick Afgrave. Mike Bush former commissioner of police in New Zealand, who headed force during the terrorist attack in Christchurch also applied.

news of interfering of Butcher’s attempt to reach the top of police arrive days after the Guardian reported that Neil Basu pulled out out of in race to be next director general of National Crime Agency.

Downing Street intervened to stop selection process next leader of NCA after Basu and Graham Biggar were selected as an expert panel to be final two candidates. former Met commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe is considered the #10 preferred nominee.

Basu was annoying government with he comments made about need for greater action on racial justice. He withdrew his candidacy after senior Home Office official told him that there would be no meeting made and what post will be re-advertised.

Butcher currently leading Kenova’s operation, which investigates role of “Steak Knife”, a. double agent who was head of IRA Internal Security Unit at work for British intelligence and was allegedly involved in murder and torture.

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