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Officer dismissed from the Met

News   •   Sep 06, 2017 11:27 BST

An officer has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following a conviction for common assault.

PC Malik Khan, based on Hillingdon borough, was dismissed yesterday, Tuesday, 5 September, following a special case hearing.

The officer had been alleged of breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of: 'Discreditable Conduct', having been convicted of common assault at Reading Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 16 May.

The officer was consequently sentenced on Tuesday, 6 June to a community order, where he was required to complete 120 hours of unpaid work, £620 costs and instructed to pay a victim surcharge of £80. PC Khan was also given a three-year restraining order.

The chair found the allegations proven and that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour is such a way that the only appropriate outcome was dismissal without notice.

Assistant Commissioner Pat Gallan, who chaired the hearing, said: "PC Khan's behaviour fell well below the standards that must be expected of a police officer. The conviction of any police officer for such an offence will very obviously undermine that trust the public places in us, therefore the only appropriate outcome is dismissal."