Where does Sarah Everard’s death leave policing? Gemma Lindfield discusses the legal and societal issues with Dermot Murnaghan on the Sky News Daily Podcast. 

Gemma discusses institutional misogyny in the police force and how this can be tackled and what needs to change. Gemma also calls for the voices of women who feel unsafe in the light of this tragic murder or more generally to be heard and for meaningful action to be taken. 

Gemma features in the discussion which starts at 9:25. Also featuring in the podcast are: 

  • Former Met Commander John Sutherland
  • Pastor Lorraine Jones
  • Former Detective Superintendent Shabnam Chaudri.

It has shone a light on a more endemic problem because it’s undoubtedly a real worry that there were these warning signs about this particular officer that were wilfully ignored and how are they ignored when you are an institution that is meeting on a daily basis many victims of crime.

“I should not be working in a justice system where any kind of derogatory language is normalised.”

The podcast was first broadcast on 5 October 2021 on Sky News Daily.

Gemma Lindfield is an experienced extradition, family, criminal and public law barrister with a particular focus on human rights. Gemma has been instructed in some of the most complex and high-profile extradition cases and is ranked in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.