The man who’s been on the job since December 18 is the subject of the new book ‘Duty to Protect: The Secret History of the Capitol Police’, due to be released next week.
The book is being written by Sydney-based investigative journalist and author Daniel Andrews, who has written about the work of the Metropolitan Police Department for more than a decade.
In his new book, Andrews says that from the beginning of the investigation into the disappearance of the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Kim Dotcom, there has been a concerted effort to undermine and discredit the inquiry.
“It’s almost like an organised campaign to try to destroy the inquiry,” Andrews said.
“The whole point was to destroy Kim Dotchmans reputation.”
Mr Andrews said the Met’s investigation into Dotcom’s disappearance has been “shambolic” and has been riddled with contradictions, which has left many questioning whether the investigation was conducted properly.
“There is a real lack of accountability and transparency within the police force,” Andrews told the ABC.
“At the end of the day, the Met are a department that has had a track record of corruption, fraud and misuse of power, and in particular the use of force.”
Andrews said it was critical the public believed the Metropolitan police were doing their jobs.
“To be honest, it was a complete sham,” he said.
The ABC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme will continue to investigate the murder of Kim DotCom and the corruption and abuse of power surrounding it.