The Met’s Past Masters (3)

A series of brief portfolios featuring notorious Metropolitan Police officers.

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3a: DC Ryan Coleman-Farrow                       3b: DC Carl Ryan

Sapphire’s two Detective Ryans conducted pretty much the same crimes forcing rape victims in London to endure added stress and despair with evidence & statements being falsified, faked, even no-crimed with claims of insufficient evidence.

Coleman-Farrow of Hastings had claimed to be under pressure whilst Carl Ryan from Hemel Hempstead wanted more recognition at work. Both practised similarly dubious techniques in their approach to rape cases, letting down dozens of rape victims.

Ryan Coleman-Farrow was the subject of an intensive IPCC investigation, even meriting the unusual step of a fully comprehensive report. He began as a Sapphire officer before being transferred to the Met’s Serious Crime Directorate.

Coleman-Farrow’s misdeeds were so serious the IPCC found he ‘appears to have been a rogue officer who set out to deceive,’ and ‘concocted evidence to cover his tracks’. Dozens of cases were implicated and all had to be reviewed, with 13 of these being verified as deliberate acts of misconduct. He received a 16 month sentence in October 2012.

About the time Coleman-Farrow was incarcerated, the misdeeds of Carl Ryan were being brought to light. Ryan had made up test results for rapes or sexual assaults to cut down on what he alleged was ‘donkey work.’ On top of that he falsified witness statements and signatures.  It is said he did this to clear cases up quickly in the hope of promotion at work.  The courts heard he was ‘a believable and manipulative liar’, an ‘attention-seeking’ cop. A two year sentence was imposed on Ryan in December 2015.

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