Met Police Officer dismissed for Gross Misconduct

An officer in the Met Police has been dismissed for gross misconduct. The offences are in relation to harassment.

Met Police Officers sacked for 'Appalling' Treatment of Staff f

a number of malicious and threatening phone calls

Police Constable Ajay Singh, of the Met Police, has been dismissed from the force due to gross misconduct.

The misconduct hearing was held on August 17, 2021.

The hearing found that PC Singh breached the standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Discreditable Conduct to the level of gross misconduct.

PC Singh, attached to the North Area Basic Command Unit, pleaded guilty to five counts of harassment at Woolwich Crown Court in May 2021.

He is due to be sentenced on September 8, 2021.

The charges were in relation to five colleagues, four women and one man.

During October 2020 while off-duty, PC Singh made a number of malicious and threatening phone calls to the officers.

The calls were made from a withheld number.

The victims were subjected to threats, personal insults and verbal abuse.

On October 19, 2020, one of the victims reported the matter and following enquiries by officers, it was discovered that the phone used during the offences belonged to PC Singh.

The Met Police officer was arrested later that day before he was released on bail.

On November 16, 2020, PC Singh was further arrested in connection to the offences against the remaining victims.

PC Singh has been suspended from duty since October 2020. He was charged with five counts of harassment in March 2021.

After hearing the evidence, Misconduct Hearing Chair, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball found that PC Singh had breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct and dismissed him without notice.

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, in-charge of local policing in Enfield and Haringey area of London, said:

“The actions of PC [Police Constable] Singh were reprehensible, particularly given they were committed against his own colleagues.

“His motive for these malicious offences remains unclear, and they have had a significant negative impact on his victims.”

“This kind of conduct has no place in the Met and the hearing has rightly determined that PC Singh should be dismissed.”

In a previous incident involving a police officer, Avi Maharaj was jailed for 12 months after he purchased pornography using a homeowner’s TV account while on duty after a child’s death.

PC Maharaj was at the house in south London of a family who had lost their child in February 2018.

He was waiting for the undertaker to attend while the homeowner was not at the property when he made the purchase of pornography on their TV without permission.

He then falsified his attendance logs, claiming he left the property almost two hours earlier than he really did as part of a bid to cover up his actions.

PC Maharaj initially denied the allegations but later pleaded guilty.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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