Allegations of gross misconduct have been proven against a former Met officer.
On Thursday, 14 November, a misconduct hearing took place in the case of former PC Oliver Darby, formerly based at AW-BCU (Central West Basic Command Unit).
On Thursday, 8 August at Blackfriars Crown Court, PC Oliver Darby was convicted of three counts of theft contrary to s.1 Theft Act 1968.
On Tuesday, 27 August, PC Darby was sentenced to a community order, namely a requirement to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
PC Darby faced allegations his conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of: discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity.
The Chair concluded that, had PC Darby still been a serving officer, he would have been dismissed without notice.
PC Darby resigned and left the Met on Thursday, 14 November.