Those named below failed to uphold the high standards expected of Metropolitan Police officers
When a Metropolitan Police officer commits a crime or fails to uphold the standards of behaviour expected of them, a misconduct hearing is held.
A qualified panel decides whether the officer can continue serving, whether they should be given a written warning or dismissed from the force.
However, due to the backlog of cases, this is often months or even years after the events have taken place.
Ranging from convicted rapists to the drunk and disorderly, here are all the officers who brought shame on the force this year.
This list does not include the case of one of Britain’s most senior female police officers, Supt Novlett Robyn Williams, as she is currently appealing her criminal conviction.
Pleaded guilty to drink-driving
A detective sergeant was dismissed without notice on December 19 after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
DS John Conner pleaded guilty at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on August 12.
He has yet to be sentenced.
Breaching non-molestation order
A police sergeant was dismissed without notice on December 19 for breaching a non-molestation order.
PS Dean Reid, an officer with Roads and Transport Policing Command, appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on July 25, where he pleaded guilty to the offence.
A non-molestation order is a type of injunction that may be sought by a victim of domestic abuse against their abuser.
A police constable based in Sidcup was dismissed without notice on December 19.
PC Karl Franks pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on July 5 to driving while over the limit.
He was banned from driving for a year and given a conditional discharge.
Unlawful arrest after argument over car
A former police constable would have been dismissed without notice if still a serving officer, a hearing ruled.
On August 29, 2017 former PC Oliver Ferguson was off duty and made an arrest after having become involved in a dispute regarding a vehicle parked in a private car park.
There were no reasonable grounds for believing the arrest was necessary and the arrest was not lawful.
He resigned in March 2018.
Lying about child sexual assault
A serving police officer was found guilty on December 10 of perverting the course of justice following a trial at Kingston Crown Court.
The court heard that on September 5 last year, while off duty, PC Hitesh Lakhani called police to say a child had been sexually assaulted in Uxbridge.
An investigation began but no related allegations were identified and analysis of CCTV showed the alleged offence did not happen.
PC Lakhani remains on restricted duties. Now that criminal proceedings have been completed, a misconduct process will commence.
He will be sentenced at the same court on January 10, 2020.
A police constable convicted of drink-driving was dismissed without notice on November 21.
PC Shadman Islam was convicted at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on August 1 of driving while over the prescribed limit.
He was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £406, ordered to pay costs of £105 and a victim surcharge of £30.
A former police constable would have been dismissed without notice if still with the force, a hearing on November 21 ruled.
Robin Ruston was arrested and charged with theft on August 14 and pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to next day.
He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.
A former police constable would have been dismissed without notice if still with the force after he was found guilty of drink-driving.
Rory Toner was arrested on August 11 while off-duty and taken to a West London police station, where he was found to be over the prescribed alcohol limit.
He pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on August 27 and was sentenced to a 17 month driving ban, fined £400 and ordered to pay another £125 in victim surcharge and court fees.
He was placed on restricted duties while proceedings were ongoing but resigned two days after his sentencing, on August 29.
A former PC was found to have committed gross misconduct in a hearing on November 14 and would have been dismissed without notice if still in the job.
PC Oliver Darby appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court on August 8 and was convicted of theft.
On August 27, he was sentenced to a community order and required to do 200 hours of unpaid work.
He resigned and left the Met on November 14, the very day he would have been dismissed.
Bullying new officers
A police constable attached to Learning and Development was given a final written warning at the conclusion of her misconduct hearing on November 6.
Between March 2015 and August 2016, PC Kate Fletcher was found to have bullied probationary officers by “speaking to them in a rude and demeaning manner” and to have put up a poster of a colleague “which contained derogatory and offensive language”.
She was also found to have sent emails from her colleagues’ accounts and to have sent emails to colleagues containing inappropriate language.
Testing positive for unnamed drugs
A constable with the North West BCU was dismissed without notice on October 11 after testing positive for drugs.
PC Barry Hayes was subjected to a “with cause” drugs test on May 29.
He tested positive for unnamed controlled drugs, at a level “consistent with the misuse of controlled drugs”.
Testing positive for steroids
A police constable attached to Roads and Transport Policing Command was given a final written warning after testing positive for drugs.
On 19 July 2018, PC Sina Bahmanyar, provided a sample for a “With Cause Drug Test” which tested positive for steroids.
He was found to have committed misconduct only.
Sexually inappropriate towards colleagues
A former police sergeant was found to have committed gross misconduct and would have been dismissed without notice if still with the force on October 17.
Former Police Sergeant Okechukwu Efobi, based within Met Detention, was alleged to have acted in a sexually inappropriate way towards his colleagues on a number of occasions in 2017.
When accused, he also improperly accessed police information relating to the investigation into his own conduct, for which he was charged with three offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
On July 3 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, he was sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £540.
Boozing on duty and racism
A detective constable was dismissed without notice after he was accused of a long list of breaches of professional conduct.
DC Mark Eve, attached to the East Area Command Unit, was found to have committed gross misconduct by seeking to falsify evidence, using racially offensive and discriminatory language and copying and sharing a personal photo of a colleague.
He was found to have committed misconduct for possessing two offensive weapons, interviewing a suspect at his home without the correct authority, conducting unauthorised surveillance and drinking alcohol while on duty.
An allegation that he stored porn on his police-issued phone was not proven.
Damaging ex’s property
A detective constable was dismissed without notice on October 11 after being found guilty of criminal damage.
DC Dean Sliney got into a fight with his ex-partner at her home address and damaged a chain attached to her door.
He was found guilty of criminal damage and given a conditional discharge for 12 months, ordered to pay costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £20.
Failing to treat victim with respect and compassion
Two officers were given written warnings after a hearing that concluded on October 3..
PC Stephen Tanner and PC Michael Silverthorne were alleged to have attended a victim’s home and failed to treat the victim with respect and compassion, giving the impression that they did not believe the allegation.
They both then allegedly told colleagues that the victim did not wish to engage with police.
PC Silverthorne was found to have committed gross misconduct and was given a final written warning, while PC Tanner only committed misconduct was given a written warning.
Inappropriate relationship and lies to colleague
A former police constable was found to have committed gross misconduct on September 27 and would have been dismissed without notice if still a part of the force.
In 2016 and 2017, PC Hitesh Patel tried to have an “inappropriate sexual or emotional relationship” with a woman he met through his work.
He also misled a colleague as to how and why he had obtained the woman’s contact details and accessed police data without a proper policing purpose.
PC Patel, previously based within Specialist Crime, resigned with effect from September 15, years after his misconduct but just before his misconduct hearing.
Illegal driving and obstructing another officer
A special police constable was dismissed without notice on September 26 following a conviction in June.
Special PC Zara Idrak, was convicted at East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court on June 17 of driving “otherwise in accordance with her license” and without insurance and obstructing a police officer.
She was given six penalty points, fined £400 in total and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £85.
Fighting a member of the public
A constable was dismissed without notice on September 26 after he was convicted of common assault.
PC Ryan Higson attended a nightclub in Kingston while on duty after reports of a disturbance on September 23, 2018.
While there, he got into a fight with a member of the public and, on May 14 at Hendon Magistrates’ Court, was sentenced to 90 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £100 compensation, £2,000 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge for common assault.
Seeking out detainee after release
A former trainee detective constable was found to have committed gross misconduct on September 17 and would have been dismissed without notice if still a serving officer.
Andrianas Nikolajevas, based at Waltham Forest, was on duty at Waltham Forest Custody Centre on May 26 2018 when he interviewed a detained woman.
She was later released from custody without charge but, after her release, T/DC Nikolajevas had or tried to have an inappropriate relationship with her.
‘Unnecessary and unreasonable’ force
Police constable Glen Cheal, based in South West, was given a written warning after a misconduct hearing ending September 13 proved he had committed misconduct during an arrest.
On June 6, 2014, while on duty in a marked police car with another officer, he was assigned an incident on Veronica Road in Wandsworth at 1.10am.
PC Cheal was involved an arresting a member of the public and the panel found that he “used force which was unnecessary, unreasonable and disproportionate” during this arrest.
Officer downloaded porn while guarding dead teen’s body
A policeman who used a grieving dad’s Virgin Media account to download pornography while waiting for an undertaker has been locked up for a year for committing fraud by false representation.
Avi Maharaj, 44, downloaded four adult clips while at a property in South London on February 11 last year, following the death of a 14-year-old boy who was found hanged at the address.
The Met Police officer’s actions led the father to believe his son had been accessing pornography before his death, Southwark Crown Court heard on September 5.
PC Maharaj was supposed to be guarding the house at the time and waiting for the undertaker to take the body away when he used the family’s Virgin Media account to download pornography worth £25.96.
He then falsified his attendance logs, claiming he left the property in Littleton Street almost two hours earlier than he really did as part of a bid to cover up his actions.
PC Maharaj was dismissed without notice at the conclusion of his hearing on September 9.
Volunteer constable who scammed people
Former volunteer constable Abdirazak Mohamed was dismissed without notice after a hearing held on August 27.
The panel heard that in early 2016 he arranged a meeting with an acquaintance who was looking for a place to live in Shepherd’s Bush.
SC Mohamed informed her that he could help find her accommodation and asked for two months’ rent at £250 per month and a deposit of £1,000 up front. She transferred £1,500 into his account on February 8, 2016.
At or about the same time, former SC Mohamed had a similar conversation with two other friends of this acquaintance who were also looking for a property to rent. One of these friends paid former SC Mohamed £300 in cash for a deposit.
Mohamed failed to provide accommodation for any of the above, and failed to repay any of the sums paid to him.
Scamming foreign students
PC Lenley Albert was dismissed without notice after a hearing that concluded on August 8.
The panel heard that, in December 2016 during the course of his duties, PC Albert obtained the personal details of a witness in a criminal investigation which he then used to assist him in a business opportunity.
PC Albert purported to organise a tour for foreign students, misled the witness that he had made arrangements for the tour and dishonestly obtained payments from a number of foreign students.
When asked by the witness for repayment of money he had received, PC Albert sent abusive and bullying messages to her and threatened her with criminal proceedings.
PC Albert failed to disclose his registered company to the MPS as a business interest.
Convicted of assault
Police constable Julian Watkins was dismissed without notice after being convicted of common assault by beating at City of London Magistrates’ Court.
The assault in question took place on October 20 last year, when PC Watkins assaulted a detainee at Polar Park Custody Suite while working as a Designated Detention Officer.
On July 2, police constable Watkins was sentenced to a community order, namely 120 hours’ unpaid work requirement.
He was also ordered to pay £500 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and £85 victim surcharge.
Possession of imitation firearm in public
Former volunteer constable Fincham, whose first name was not given, was found to have committed gross misconduct and would have been dismissed if still a serving officer in a hearing held on August 6.
On June 10, he was convicted of “possession of an imitation firearm in a public place”.
A Metropolitan Police press release added: “The matters set out above amount to gross misconduct and are so serious as to justify his dismissal.”
Sexist and racist texts
A police officer found to have committed gross misconduct repeatedly was dismissed without notice.
Police constable Ian Wells sent racist and sexist texts between September 2009 and July 2011 to someone not employed by the police.
He also, while off-duty at an unspecified time, “made racist comments and behaved in an inappropriate manner in the company of persons not employed by the Metropolitan Police Service”.
Furthermore, on or around Halloween 2011, he sent images of a Police Intelligence briefing to a person not employed by the police and, in 2008 or 2009, performed an unauthorised check using the Metropolitan Police Computer Systems and provided that information to a person not employed by the Metropolitan Police Service.
Police constable Rob Ruston, attached to the Central East Command Unit, was arrested and charged with theft on August 14.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court a day later and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for a year.
As a result of the criminals proceedings, a misconduct process has begun.
He is currently suspended from duty.
Constable Simon Zebaida was found to have committed gross misconduct in a hearing held in private on August 7 and 8.
The Metropolitan Police would confirm only he “breached standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct”.
A spokesperson added: “Having considered all of the evidence from expert witnesses and the officer, the panel found the allegations proven as gross misconduct.”
He was dismissed without notice.
Special accessed crime reports ‘without proper purpose’
A special volunteer constable faced a misconduct panel after it was alleged he accessed crime reports “without a proper policing purpose”.
Special constable Sheraz Raja was proven to have committed gross misconduct in a hearing on July 25, which concluded the same day.
He was dismissed without notice.
‘Disrespectful to taxi staff’
A special constable faced a misconduct hearing on July 17 after it was alleged she behaved inappropriately in a taxi cab office in Woking in February 2018.
Special constable Emma Tompkins, based in West London, is said to have “inappropriately identified herself as a police officer before making disrespectful comments towards staff”.
Gross misconduct was proven and she was dismissed without notice.
Sergeant used ‘racist and homophobic tones’
A sergeant faced a misconduct hearing after it was alleged he used “inappropriate language with racist and homophobic tones, as well as words that are derogatory against people with disabilities”.
Three allegations against Sergeant Graeme Servantes were found proven, two were found not proven and one was withdrawn.
The chair and the panel ruled that Sergeant Servantes would have been dismissed, had he not already resigned.
Officer slapped person in the face
An officer was found guilty of common assault, meaning the Directorate of Professional Standards will now automatically begin a misconduct review.
Constable Anthony Walters was on duty in Penfold Street, Westminster, on October 15, 2018.
When his colleague stopped to speak to a moped rider, he began speaking to another member of the public.
During this conversation, he was found to have “slapped the victim across the face, without lawful authority to use force”.
A complaint was made a day later and PC Walter was charged by postal charge requisition on March 20.
A judge ordered him to pay a fine of £1,400.
Dismissed over assault
A constable was dismissed without notice after allegations of gross misconduct against him were collectively proven at a hearing beginning on July 1.
Constable Daniel Ellis, based in South London, was found to have committed assault and damage to property in relation to his personal relationship with another officer.
He faced further allegations relating to a later relationship with another officer, where he was said to have used abusive language and made threats over the phone.
Mum laundered money through his account
Tower Hamlets Police constable Robert Carter faced a misconduct hearing which began in November 2018.
It was alleged PC Carter allowed his mother to launder stolen funds through his bank account and benefited financially from said funds.
PC Carter “failed to inform the relevant authorities” or control his account “to avoid suspicion of being involved in criminal conduct”.
The panel found all allegations proven as gross misconduct at the hearing held in 2018 but was unable to reach a decision on sanction due to running out of time.
Finally, on July 1, he was dismissed without notice.
Punching handcuffed man
A police officer was proven to have punched a handcuffed man in the face in a hearing that concluded on June 25.
The panel heard that on November 14, 2017 PC Gary Hamilton was assisting in escorting a handcuffed suspect into custody as Charing Cross police station.
The man kicked PC Hamilton in the groin while they were in the police station back yard and PC Hamilton reacted by punching the man twice in the face whilst he was still under restraint.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Having carefully considered all the evidence and mitigating factors including the fact there was clear provocation affecting the officer’s judgement, the panel gave PC Hamilton a final written warning.”
Sexually harassing colleague
A Sutton police officer has been dismissed after he was accused of sexually harassing a colleague on at least two occasions.
Detective sergeant Andrew Wickens was found to have committed gross misconduct by slapping a colleague “hard on the backside” on October 23, 2017 and, years previously on an unknown date, forcing her “into a disabled toilet and [simulating] a sex act against her”.
The misconduct hearing ended on June 14, nearly three months after proceedings began on March 19, and was marked by a number of problems, including the accidental naming of both anonymous witnesses by the panel.
Speaking anonymously at the opening of the hearing, DS Wickens’ victim said it was only after seeing the reaction of another member of the staff to the October incident that she felt compelled to speak up.
The colleague, who otherwise said she had “always respected” DS Wickens, said this and other alleged incidents made her feel “dirty”, “really sick”, “violated and humiliated”, and “quite cheap”.
Despite denying that he had smacked the victim and that the incident in the disabled toilet ever took place, the allegations were found to be proven and DS Wickens was judged to have committed gross misconduct.
Use of force at a traffic stop
Former PC Joshua Savage was proven to have committed gross misconduct after an incident in Camden on September 2016.
At the hearing, which concluded on June 14, the panel heard that Savage breached the standards of professional behaviour when it came to use of force, orders and instructions and discreditable conduct at a traffic stop.
Abused police IT systems
A former Met officer, who worked with the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences team, was found guilty of gross misconduct.
Detective constable Daniel Brown breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Confidentiality and Discreditable Conduct.
In October 2017, a member of former DC Brown’s family was a victim of vehicle crime. In the days that followed, he accessed a variety of police IT systems in order to obtain and disclose information relating to this matter.
However, since Brown resigned from the MPS last year, no action was taken.
Assaulting a member of the public
PC Benito Navarro, based at the South East Command Unit, was dismissed without notice at the conclusion of his hearing on May 31.
The hearing heard that on March 16, PC Navarro pleaded guilty to Actual Bodily Harm at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after assaulting a member of the public on November 26 2017.
The chair of the hearing found the allegations proven as gross misconduct.
Lying about past crimes
PC Romulus Coita was dismissed without notice following a special case hearing which concluded on May 31.
The panel heard that PC Coita, attached to the South Area Command Unit, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault in October last year.
Following his arrest he failed to abide by the condition of his police bail and, in the ensuing investigation, it emerged that he had made a false declaration about his criminal history when he joined the MPS.
The chair of the hearing found the allegations proven as gross misconduct.
Assault at Oktoberfest
PC Dipesh Mistry was dismissed without notice after he was proven to have committed “discreditable conduct”, deemed gross misconduct by chair Akbar Khan.
The panel, which concluded their hearing on May 30, heard PC Mistry was arrested by German police on September 30, 2017 after an alleged assault at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Failing to investigate hate crime
East London PC Jamie Pamplin Police was given a written warning for failing to properly investigate or record a race crime incident on February 10 2017.
A hearing on May 15 and 16 found that PC Pamplin attended with another officer after a single mother said she had been subjected to racial abuse outside her home by a stranger.
PC Pamplin was proven to have failed to speak to the alleged perpetrator, despite reassuring the complainant that he would, and misled a fellow officer about his actions following the complaint.
Inappropriate behaviour at Christmas party
Detective sergeant Simon Gray, based in North West London, was brought before a misconduct hearing panel between May 13 after 15 after unprofessional conduct at a staff Christmas party in 2015.
DS Gray attended the party while off-duty and, the panel heard, both during the party and immediately afterwards, “acted inappropriately towards another police officer”.
His behaviour was found to be misconduct and he was issued with his final written warning.
Former detective constable Jason Feltham, who is now retired, was found to have committed gross misconduct on May 13 and would have been “dismissed without notice” if he were still in the force.
On 28 November, 2017 the panel heard he attended a Premier League football match and was banned from future games after being aggressive and disorderly towards supporters of the opposing team before kick-off.
DC Feltham attempted to have the ban revoked by claiming it was a case of mistaken identity, which was found to be a lie, resulting in his ban being extended.
PC Neil Connor, based at Central West Command Unit, was found to have committed gross misconduct and given his final written warning in a hearing on April 29 and 30.
The panel heard that PC Connor harassed a colleague he had been in a relationship with previously.
The “unwanted conduct” continued for months, lasting from November 2016 to February 2017.
Travelling without ticket
A volunteer police officer, referred to only as “MSPC C” and based in the Met’s Central South area, was found to have committed misconduct and given a final written warning in a hearing held on April 23 and 24.
The panel heard that on February 19, 2018 MSPC C travelled on a South Western Train service without a valid ticket for the entirety of the journey, after misleading station staff into believing he had a valid ticket.
Unnecessary and excessive force
Police sergeant Robert Phair, based at Met Detention, was given a final written warning at a hearing on April 15 to 17 after he was proven to have committed gross misconduct.
The panel heard that on two separate occasions in October 2016 while on duty as a Custody Sergeant, PS Phair used unnecessary and excessive force on detainees.
The panel found that the first incident, on October 21, was misconduct but that the second incident three days later was gross misconduct.
Criminal damage during domestic incident
Former Dagenham PC James Garrett was found to have committed misconduct by causing criminal damage.
On February 8, 2018 PC Garrett was alleged to have assaulted his wife during a domestic disturbance at their home and caused criminal damage.
However, since at the time of the misconduct hearing he was no longer a police officer, no sanction was imposed.
Drunk and disorderly in a Papa John’s
Former detective constable Jim Galvin was told he would have been dismissed without notice were he still part of the service after a hearing on April 8.
The panel heard that on June 15, 2017 former DC Galvin entered a Papa John’s on Tower Bridge Road with a family he had met through his work as a family liaison officer, drunk and demanding pizza for himself and the family.
After he was told the shop was closing and he could not be served, former DC Galvin went behind the counter and used offensive and insulting language to staff, after which the police were called and found the former DC being “uncooperative”.
He was removed from his role as Family Liaison Officer whilst the matter was investigated and instructed not to have any contact with the family he had been assigned to.
He went on to disregard this instruction.
Failure to secure evidence
Former detective constable Dominic Megraw, previously based in Lambeth, was told he would have been dismissed without notice were he still an officer after a hearing on April 1 and 2.
The panel heard that former DC Megraw failed to secure evidence related to identifying a suspect in an actual bodily harm case, resulting in the evidence being lost.
It was also alleged that between October 1 2016 and January 31, 2017 he failed to complete his duties by arriving late or leaving early.
Too drunk to work
Hackney PC Jonathan Blake was dismissed without notice after a misconduct hearing held on March 29.
It heard that PC Blake crashed into a road sign late at night and then left his car at the scene.
He was convicted of failing to report the collision to police.
He called in sick to work the next day and a breath test showed that he was still drunk and unfit to work.
The Met said he provided a dishonest statement about the amount he had drunk the previous night.
Former East London PC Benjamin Zola, who appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on December 5 last year and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident, was told he would have been dismissed without notice after a hearing on March 20.
The panel heard that on June 28, 2018 at around 11.15pm, he was seen driving dangerously in the Catford area and, shortly afterwards, the car was found crashed into parked vehicles with the airbag deployed.
The next day, he was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and leaving the scene of the accident, giving a no comment interview.
DNA belonging to Zola was found on the airbag.
On January 22, he appeared at Woolwich Crown Court and was sentenced to a six-month sentence suspended for two years, a two-month curfew between 9pm and 5am, 100 hours of community service, a victim surcharge of £115 and an 18-month driving ban.
Indecent photos of children
Volunteer police constable Munaver Master, based in the North East Area Command, was dismissed without notice after a hearing on March 20.
At Snaresbrook Crown Court on January 21, he was convicted of taking indecent photographs of children and sentenced to an 18-month community order and a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
According to the Ilford Recorder, Master, of Pioneer Point, Ilford, was charged after officers searched the family home and uncovered 73 indecent images – including a video of a child playing naked on a trampoline.
Sex with vulnerable woman
A Hammersmith and Fulham police officer jailed for having a relationship with a vulnerable woman he met while on duty was dismissed without notice at a hearing on March 20.
He was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay £140 at Southwark Crown Court on October 10 last year after pleading guilty to misconduct in public office.
Scott Johnson, who won an award for professionalism in 2013, admitted the relationship as well as sending the woman inappropriate texts from his phone when he was arrested in October 2017.
‘Aggressive’ behaviour on a plane
Former Hounslow Special PC Ayaan Cabdi was dismissed without notice after it was discovered she had failed to report convictions to the MPS and after aggressive disorderly behaviour on a plane.
On January 5, 2011 SPC Cabdi was convicted of five traffic offences, which she failed to report to the Met.
On May 14, 2016 she was arrested in Copenhagen by Danish Police after abusing cabin crew on a flight from Gatwick, receiving a ticket for disturbing the public peace.
PC Adam Provan was dismissed without notice at a hearing on March 20 after he was found guilty of rape at Wood Green Crown Court on November 29 last year.
The 39-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison after raping a teenage girl twice after lying to her about his age, telling his 16-year-old victim that he was 22.
The court heard how in late August 2010, after arranging to go on a date with the young girl, he raped her in the woods and forced her to perform a sex act in a park despite her saying “no” several times.
Detective Superintendent Sian Thomas said: “PC Provan abused his position to win the trust of his victim and deliberately deceived her; she felt reassured he was a police officer and had no idea of the large age gap between them.
“This assault was brazen and calculated, with clear indication he had planned it beforehand.”
PC Terry Malka was given a final written warning at a hearing on March 15 after outraging public decency by masturbating in a first class train carriage from East Croydon to Horsham on December 18 last year.
On the December 14 last year at Lewes Crown Court , the 33-year-old member of the Moped Task Force was sentenced to 100 hours’ unpaid work, to pay court costs of £300 and to pay a victim surcharge.
According to the Metro, he tried to cover himself with a headrest cover when spotted by station staff.
When a train guard asked for his ticket, he produced his Met Police warrant card.
Malka initially denied his actions, claiming it was down to a sleep disorder, but changed his plea to guilty after an expert could not confirm his claim.
Prosecutor Edward Hand told Lewes Crown Court that Malka appeared to have been drinking.
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Pressuring suspect not to complain
Former PC Omar Issa was told he would have received a final written warning if he was still on the force at a hearing held from March 11 to 14.
The panel heard that on September 10, 2016 he intervened in a fight while on duty and used excessive force and abusive language against two women.
At about 2am in Leicester Square, while intervening in a fight between a number of people, it was claimed the then officer grabbed Rachel Foley by her arms and threw her around before shoving her “up against a concrete pillar” while shouting curses at her.
Another woman, Ria Kumar, was said to have been shoved hard in the chest, grabbed by her throat and pushed against a shop shutter.
Issa was said to have held Ms Kumar by the throat “for a number of seconds”, leaving a “ring of red marks”.
Former PC Issa was said to have arrested the suspect after he heard a formal complaint was being made about him and offered to de-arrest them if the complaint was withdrawn.
Abusing protesters and criticising the Met
Westminster PC Marcus Tyson was dismissed without notice after abusive and offensive language towards protesters and criticising the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS), the department tasked with investigating internal misconduct, in a filmed interview with the Sunday Times.
The panel heard that he told a protester at a pro-Kurdish demonstration “you don’t tell me what to do in my own country”, adding “you have no way of organising this properly, you lot have lost the plot”.
After a complaint was made to the Met, PC Tyson was placed on restrictive duties while an investigation into the incident took place a decision he deemed “highly prejudicial”.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, he said: “I would like to know upon what basis they regard my statement as being racist, it is purely a statement of fact that this is my country.
“The action the DPS have taken against me is so wildly over the top, it discredits the investigators and brings their judgment into question.”
Assault during duty
Police constable Lewis Simmons was given a final written warning on March 4 after a panel heard he was convicted of assaulting a man who refused to leave his car when asked by officers on June 26, 2017.
Simmons’ colleague PC Adrian Woodbridge was cleared of misconduct at the same hearing, after it was not proven that he had attempted to remove the car keys from the ignition without consent or that he had detained the driver by force.
Logging into ex’s bank account
Kensington and Chelsea PC Stanley Treen was dismissed without notice at a hearing on March 4 and 5.
The panel found that he had obtained his ex-partner’s log in details and accessed her online bank account, before using this information for his own financial gain.
Three officers given warning
Police Sergeant Sidney Rogers, PC Brown and PC Moore were all issued final written warnings at a misconduct hearing on February 20.
The panel heard that, on July 30 2013, PS Rogers had a phone conversation with a male known as “GK” and agreed he could attend his ex-girlfriend’s home address without officers present when he should have explicitly advised against this.
A day earlier, the woman had called police to make allegations against “GK”, and Brown and Moore visited her home to investigate.
It was alleged that PC Brown and PC Moore did not conduct an adequate investigation, failed to record relevant evidence, failed to conduct adequate arrest enquiries in relation to GK and gave dishonest accounts in relation to the above.
PC Samuel Addy was given a written warning on February 26 after it was alleged he was verbally abusive and aggressive towards Thames Valley Police officers and members of the public on September 17 2017.
It was further alleged that PC Addy sought to inappropriately influence the police officers and behaved in a disorderly, disruptive and uncooperative manner.
The panel found some parts of one allegation proven as misconduct.
Offensive messages about alleged victims
PC Andrew Muckle, who worked with the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences unit and called an alleged sexual assault victim a “gobs***e 16-year-old slag”, received a final written warning at a police misconduct hearing on February 28.
PC Muckle sent a series of “offensive and derogatory messages” about alleged victims and colleagues to another person via a private messaging app between March 2016 to May 2017, referring to them as “gobs***es”, a “mentalist”, a “lying Cockney c**t” and a “f***ing p***take c**t”.
PC Alexander Shmaysani received a final written warning for directly and repeatedly disobeying a senior officer.
On November 13 and December 3 to 5 2016, PC Shmaysani worked overtime shifts in direct contradiction of an order given to him by a senior officer not to do so.
This was proven to be gross misconduct.
Sitting in the wrong carriage
PC Matthew Alder was given a written warning on Valentine’s Day for sitting in the wrong train carriage.
The panel heard that on May 29 2018, PC Alder boarded a Southern Train at Clapham Junction and sat in the first class carriage of the train even though his subsidised travel pass only extended to standard class travel.
PC Alder later provided a statement under caution to the effect that he believed the train had been declassified so that there was no first class seating in operation.
Former PC Ryan Marlborough was told he would have been dismissed without notice had he not already left the Met.
At a hearing on February 12 an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards a colleague was found proven.
The panel heard that in mid-October 2017, former PC Marlborough was in an office he shared with colleagues when he engaged in “inappropriate behaviour”.
It was further alleged that between September and October 2017 former PC Marlborough sent a series of inappropriate and unwanted messages to a colleague.
Former PC Alexandra Tennant and PC Thomas Bullen, based at Lewisham, appeared before a panel from February 4 to 7 accused of neglecting their duty.
The panel heard that they failed to conduct a welfare check on a woman who later became a victim of a serious crime.
Their breaches were found guilty as misconduct only, rather than gross misconduct, and PC Bullen was given a written warning.
Drugs and secrets
Former police constable Prashant Sharma was told he would have been dismissed without notice at a hearing on January 28 after violating confidentiality and taking drugs, but he had already left the force by the time of the misconduct hearing.
The panel heard PC Sharma took a Class A drug while off duty on September 21, 2017.
Just over a week later, on September 29, it was alleged he took a photo of a Computer Aided Dispatch screen and sent it to a colleague when there was no lawful policing purpose to do so.
Lying on forms
Volunteer police constable Nikola Novakovic, based in Westminster, was dismissed without notice on January 25 for lying on vetting forms.
The panel heard that, in 2015 and 2017, Special Constable Novakovic lied on two separate vetting forms submitted to the Metropolitan Police and those actions were found proven as gross misconduct.
Offensive messages to colleagues
Westminster PC Domantas Burneckas was dismissed without notice on January 17.
The panel heard that on March 22, 2017 he sent “inappropriate, offensive or otherwise discriminatory” messages to colleagues via social media.
PC Bubeckas was found by the panel to have committed gross misconduct.
Dismissed for travelling without ticket
Police constable Laura Taylor was dismissed without notice on January 9 for travelling on a train without a ticket.
On January 16 last year, she was stopped by officers after travelling on a National Rail service without being part of the police travel scheme.
She was found to not have a ticket for her journey. The panel found this was gross misconduct.
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