Serial rapist and former MPS officer David Carrick to lose State-funded pension

Convicted rapist and former police officer David Carrick will lose 65 per cent of his State-funded Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) pension after an application for forfeiture was approved by the Home Secretary.

Feb 19, 2024
By Paul Jacques
David Carrick

Carrick was jailed for a minimum of 30 years in February last year after he pleaded guilty to 49 offences against 12 women over nearly two decades, including 24 counts of rape and further counts of controlling and coercive behaviour, sexual assault and false imprisonment.

He was dismissed from the force at a disciplinary hearing held the previous month.

The Crown Prosecution Service described the case as “one of the most shocking” it has dealt with involving a serving police officer.

The application to the Home Office was made by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) after mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed on the day Carrick was dismissed that he would pursue a pension forfeiture.

In a statement, Mr Khan said: “David Carrick blatantly abused his position of trust as a police officer to carry out his appalling crimes.

“I have been very clear that steps should be taken to remove the employer contributions of his Met Police pension and it has now been decided that David Carrick will lose all these employer contributions.”

MPS Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said offending of such an appalling nature must have “wide-reaching consequences” and it was right that Carrick should be subject to the maximum pension forfeiture allowed in law.

Sixty-five per cent is the maximum pension reduction legally allowed under Home Office guidance. Only a police force’s contributions to an officer’s pension can be forfeited, not the officer’s own contributions.

Home Office guidance states pension forfeiture can be applied for only when an officer has a conviction committed in connection with their service in a police force which is liable to lead to a serious loss of confidence in the public service.

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