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Former officer guilty of misconduct

News   •   Oct 18, 2019 10:20 BST

Gross misconduct has been proven against a former police sergeant.

A hearing was held for former Police Sergeant Okechukwu Efobi, who was based within Met Detention, to answer allegations that he breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of authority, respect and courtesy, equality and diversity, orders and instructions, confidentiality and discreditable conduct.

The panel, led by a legally qualified chair, heard that in 2017, former Sgt Efobi acted towards colleagues in a sexually inappropriate manner on a number of occasions.

It was also alleged that he improperly accessed policing information relating to a criminal investigation into his own conduct.

In relation to the above, former Sergeant Efobi appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 3 July.

He was given a 12-month community order, ordered to complete 150 hours unpaid work and pay £540 after earlier pleading guilty to three offences under the Computer Misuse Act.

The misconduct hearing concluded on Thursday, 17 October with all allegations proven as gross misconduct.

Had former Sgt Efobi still being a serving officer, he would have been dismissed without notice.