The Met Police said in a statement: "We are determined to tackle violence against women and girls and hope this report goes some way to build confidence that our officers are working tirelessly to keep Londoners safe".
Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, said: "Our civilian police model is precious".
The Metropolitan Police has been cleared over its controversial handling of the Sarah Everard vigil on Clapham Common.
A United Kingdom police watchdog said Tuesday that officers didn't behave "in a heavy-handed manner" when they broke up a vigil for a London woman whose killing sparked an outcry about women's safety.
While broadly supportive of the handling of the event, HMIC found that that there was insufficient communication between police commanders about changing events on the ground. One police supervisor told the watchdog: "This felt like two events running at the same time, in the same place, with the crowd partaking in a protest whilst people on the outside (were) having a respectful vigil". I am extremely proud of the restraint, compassion and professionalism officers showed during a fast-moving and challenging situation.
"We found that there are some things the Met could have done better, but we saw nothing to suggest police officers acted in anything but a measured and proportionate way in challenging circumstances", he said.
"While we understand that it may be the tactic of protection teams to minimise pre-warning of VIPs' movements, this is a matter of concern".
But crowds attended anyway, leading to clashes between police and protesters who had gathered near the bandstand. The inspectors said there was a tipping point at around 6pm, when around 1,500 people crowded together to listen to speakers. "We welcome the considered scrutiny of this event which highlights how a snapshot may not represent the full context of the challenges police face".
Yet the facts are there for all to see: bands of burly officers in high-vis padded and protective jackets waded into women who had not threatened or abused them in any way.
"Whereas a certain degree of uninformed commentary, particularly on social media, is inevitable, in this case some of the leading voices were those in positions of some responsibility".
"The report also criticised those who condemed the Metropolitan Police" claiming it could have undermined confidence in the police". The Met Police's antagonistic actions around the vigil forced us to cancel the event, which then in turn, caused a greater number of people to attend due to their publicity.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was criticized for the police response and activists called for the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to resign.
"We said on the very evening, that politicians of all parties should make themselves aware of all the facts before rushing to judgment and making statements".
He said that some armchair critics were too quick to judge the situation.
In compiling the report the HMICFRS reviewed hundreds of interviews with police, vigil organisers and politicians, as well as police bodycam and social media footage. "This was outrageous behaviour from those who should know better and we trust as elected officials and we now call on these politicians to make themselves accountable and to apologise to our hard-working colleagues for the damage they have done".
His call for an apology was echoed by national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, John Apter.