So the Commissioner thinks that someone has broken the law, and reported (or included) that in his statement. Will any investigation take place? No. Will "Lessons be learned?" No. People fired? No.
And the police wonder why they're losing public trust.
I'm from a true blue conservative background, I know / have known many serving officers. More than one in my immediate family. I'm ex-forces, the type of person you would expect to be fully behind the police service. I am not.
Too many instances have occurred where police officers have broken the law, clearly and provably, and they haven't been charged or disciplined in any way.
Officers have defrauded the service by using their force issued credit cards to purchase personal items. Something that would get you or I prosecuted and then fired for. No prosecutions, no reprimands, no plods losing their jobs.
I see officers travelling on the busy commuter train to London, trying to conceal their warrant cards when they show them to get free travel. For a journey that costs me 10% of my GROSS pay. I have also sat opposite / beside them while they talk about current events, sneering at members of the public being abused by the police, in one instance laughing gleefully about an innocent person being shot dead by a police officer.
I have witnessed officers who have visited the Serious Fraud Office in a pub prior to returning home (the pub was between the SFO and Kings Cross / St Pancras.) Behaving worse than a street gang. Pushing locals out of their way, annoying everyone in general, threatening anyone who dared to complain. <sarcasm>Just the sort of people you'd take home to meet Mum</sarcasm>
I have even tried to help the plods. I found one traffic officers metal clad traffic note pad, complete with his notes, filled out tickets the lot. I returned it to the traffic station. He was in the station, (I'd checked and he was in and "wasn't busy.") He didn't have the civility to come to the door and retrieve it himself. maybe I should have just wiped my prints off it and thrown it over the fence. That would have saved some motorists a few quid.
There may have been bad apples in the police FORCES of the 50's, 60's & 70's. But when an officer was caught, they were held to a higher standard than the general public and their sentences and punishments were much harsher.
We used to have a Police Force which gave us a service. We now have a Police Service which likes to use force.