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Officer cleared of misconduct

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:32 BST

An officer attached to the Met's Royalty and Specialist Protection Command has been cleared of misconduct following a two-day hearing that concluded on Tuesday, 10 October.

PC Jeremy Birch answered allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Met's standards of professional behaviour, in respect of 'orders and instructions' and 'discreditable conduct'.

On 16 June 2016 in Sussex Street near the junction with Great Suffolk Street, SE1, PC Birch was deployed on a police motorcycle as part of an escort by the Met's Special Escort Group.

At around 15:20hrs it was alleged that the wing mirror of PC Birch's motorcycle collided with a member of the public and he failed to stop after the incident.

After hearing all the evidence, the chair of the hearing determined that PC Birch was unaware he had been involved in what was a very minor collision with no injuries and therefore the officer could not be held responsible for failing to stop.

Therefore misconduct was not proven.