CRESSIDA Dick has refused to scrap fines for mourners who were arrested at Sarah Everard's vigil over the weekend, it was claimed today.
Distressing scenes unfolded on Saturday as London cops clashed with women paying tribute to the 33-year-old at Clapham Common.
Six people fines were issued on Saturday, including four to those arrested.
They now face £200 fines – with the initial organisers of the vigil, Reclaim These Streets – slamming the Met Police for allegedly not engaging.
In a post, the organisers – who had cancelled the vigil after the High Court upheld the Met Police's ban on the event – said they had spoken to Cressida Dick about the vigil yesterday.
They said: "We asked Commissioner Dick to waive the fines of women who attended the vigil at Clapham Common on Saturday, but she flat out refused, even though it was her force's decision that forced women into this position.
"We believe we have given Commissioner Dick and the Metropolitan Police more than enough opportunities to demonstrate that they are committed to policing by consent and allowing people to use their rights.
"She has lost our confidence in her ability to lead the urgent changes needed to tackle institutional misogyny and racism in the Metropolitan Police, and she has clearly lost the confidence of London's women too, and we urge her to consider her position."
On Saturday night, cops were filmed dragging women away from a bandstand as thousands gathered in Clapham, South London, to remember Sarah.
Sarah, 33, vanished while she was walking home from Clapham Common two weeks ago – with a cop since charged with her kidnap and murder.
Cop Wayne Couzens, 48, is expected to face trial later this year.
And in chaotic scenes, scuffles broke out between police and mourners in the 1,500 crowd who had massed around the bandstand.
Shocking pictures showed one 5ft 2in mourner being pinned to the floor as she was arrested and others cuffed as they were led away.
Met Commissioner Cressida Dick faced growing calls to resign after cops stormed the vigil on Saturday night – but has refused.
Speaking on Sunday, Commissioner Dick said: “I wouldn't have wanted to see a vigil in memory of Sarah end with those scenes.
“I fully understand the strength of feeling, I think, as a woman, and hearing from people about their experiences in the past and what they feel about what happened to her and what has been going on, I understand why so many people wanted to come and pay their respects, and make a statement about this."
She added: “This is fiendishly difficult policing, but I'm sure for the people who wanted to express their feelings, that was a difficult situation for them and that's why it needs a cold light of day, sober, review, and I think we're all agreed on that.”
It comes after a woman arrested at the vigil slammed police for "throwing her to the floor".
Patsy Stevenson was arrested during the vigil, and said it was "disgraceful" for cops to break up what she said was a "peaceful protest".
Ms Dick was locked in crisis talks with Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan throughout the day.
In a blistering attack, Mr Khan said he was “not satisfied with the explanation” he was given and ordered two separate investigations into the heavy handed tactics.
The Home Secretary has also asked the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Tom Winsor, to investigate.
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