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UK police boss quits after comments about murder victim

LONDON (AP) — A British police chief has resigned after sparking an outcry with comments he made about how women should be more “streetwise” when he spoke about the abduction, rape and murder of a woman by a police officer. Philip Allott stepped down Thursday as North Yorkshire police, fire and crime commissioner after being accused of misogyny and victim blaming for comments he made in a radio interview in the aftermath of the sentencing of London police officer Wayne Couzens. Couzens was convicted last month of tricking 33-year-old Sarah Everard into his car by arresting her on the pretext of breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules, then raping and murdering her. Allott came under fire for saying Everard should never have “submitted to” arrest. 

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