Caroline Flack’s mom has rejected an apology from the Metropolitan Police for not holding a file about why they charged the TV presenter with assault.
Speaking in a Newsnight interview as a consequence of be aired tonight, Christine Flack snubbed the pressure’s apology about how her daughter’s case was handled.
In the months earlier than her loss of life in 2020, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) beneficial the TV star obtain a warning after an incident together with her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
However, this was overturned as a consequence of an attraction from the Met Police who as a substitute charged her with assault by beating.
The Love Island presenter was discovered useless in her east London flat in February 2020 on the age of 40.
A coroner subsequently dominated she took her personal life when she discovered that prosecutors have been going forward with an assault cost.
Last month, the presenter’s mom obtained an apology from Scotland Yard for not recording the explanation why she was charged.
Ms Flack has now revealed she rejects that apology, whereas the pressure claimed her daughter’s arrest was dealt with appropriately.
The household additionally escalated their considerations to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after an preliminary investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) discovered there was no misconduct.
The IOPC, the police watchdog, carried out a overview of the Met’s determination to cost Flack, which additionally “did not identify any misconduct” by the pressure.
However, it did ask the Met to apologise to Ms Flack’s household for not recording its cause to attraction towards the unique CPS determination.
Ms Flack has beforehand claimed her daughter was handled in another way due to her fame.
‘I do not know whether or not they’re overlaying one thing’
On not accepting the Met’s apology, Ms Flack advised BBC Newsnight’s Victoria Derbyshire: “It just seems wrong. They haven’t said why there were no notes taken, why nothing was recorded. I don’t know whether they’re covering something.”
When requested if she thought her daughter would nonetheless be alive if the warning had remained and he or she had not been charged, Ms Flack mentioned: “I do, I really do.”
“Once all the pictures came out in the newspapers and things were written about her on social media – they just picked up the bad,” she mentioned.
“There was a lot of good, but Caroline wasn’t reading the good – she was only reading the bad.”
She added: “She lost her job straight away, without even being found guilty or going to court. She had another series axed.”
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Ms Flack mentioned she is going to proceed to marketing campaign for a extra complete apology from the pressure for the best way it dealt together with her daughter within the hours earlier than she died.
Press stories ‘unfaithful’
Ms Flack additionally advised the programme that her greatest remorse shouldn’t be talking out publicly within the hours after her daughter’s arrest to right what she describes as “lies” printed by the press.
“Things that went into the press that she hit someone with a lamp or a fan – that was just totally untrue,” she added.
A Met Police spokesperson advised the BBC: “Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Ms Flack’s family for their loss and we are sorry for the impact this has had on them.
“When an individual is arrested they are often held in custody for a interval of as much as 24 hours to permit officers time to assemble proof and examine the alleged offence.
“A review by the Independent Office for Police Conduct did not identify any misconduct in relation to the handling of Ms Flack’s arrest, however, it concluded that an officer involved in the investigation should receive reflective practice.”