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Serving detective constable dismissed

News   •   May 22, 2018 11:32 BST

A detective has been dismissed without notice after arriving at work under the influence of alcohol.

A public misconduct hearing was held on Monday, 21 May for Detective Constable Paul Palmer to answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of standards of professional behaviour in respect of fitness for work and discreditable conduct.

The panel heard that DC Palmer, attached to the Trident and Area Crime Command, drove to Peel House at Hendon on 7 April last year. Colleagues could smell alcohol on his breath, he was dishevelled, unsteady on his feet and slurring his words. When tested some time after arrival, he still had 44 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath; the legal limit is 35.

DC Palmer did not attend the hearing. He was dismissed without notice.