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Gross misconduct hearing for former officer

News   •   May 31, 2018 16:13 BST

An officer who has since resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service had a gross misconduct hearing held in his absence on Wednesday, 30 May.

Former PC Liam O'Carroll, who was attached to Enfield Borough, faced allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and authority, respect and courtesy.

On 24 November 2017 at Snaresbrook Crown Court, former PC O'Carroll pleaded guilty to two counts of assault on police.

He was fined £750 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £75.

PC O'Carroll was involved in an incident on 9 October 2016, on Romford Road, E7, which lead to him being arrested. Having been taken to Fresh Wharf custody suite he twice assaulted one of the police officers assigned to deal with the incident. He was further arrested for assault on police on 10 October 2016.

The officer was off-duty at the time of the incident.

PC O’Carroll resigned prior to the hearing taking place.

Having taken all the evidence into consideration, the chair determined that had the officer still been serving, he would have been dismissed without notice.

This former officer will be placed on a ‘barred list’ preventing future employment within law enforcement and associated law enforcement organisations or governing bodies.