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Officer dismissed for incident images

News   •   Feb 13, 2018 15:27 GMT

An officer has been dismissed for making indecent images of children.

PC Ryan Campbell attached to the Roads and Transport Policing Command faced a special case hearing on Monday, 12 February.

Although the officer did not attend in person, he was subject to the hearing following his arrest on Thursday, 13 April 2017, by Herts Police on suspicion of making indecent images of children and subsequent charge on Friday, 5 January.

PC Campbell pleaded guilty on Tuesday, 30 January at St Albans Magistrates’ Court to three counts of making indecent images of children, category A, B and C.

These actions were considered a breach of the Met’s standards of professional behaviour in respect of, ‘discreditable conduct’.

Having taken all of the evidence into consideration the Chair dismissed PC Campbell without notice.

His name will now be submitted to be placed on the Police Barred List preventing future employment elsewhere in policing.

Chief Inspector David Grainger of the Directorate of Professional Standards said: “Securing and maintaining the trust of the community is integral to the principle of policing by consent. Therefore the conviction of any police officer and for such an offence as this involving vulnerable children, will very obviously undermine that trust".

"We do not want officers with these behaviours in the Metropolitan Police Service and he has been rightly dismissed with immediate effect”.

The officer is due to be sentenced on Friday, 2 March.