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Serving officer dismissed without notice

News   •   Aug 22, 2019 15:30 BST

A police officer has been dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing. 

PC Ian Wells, based at Learning & Development, answered allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of: Equality & Diversity, Confidentiality and Discreditable Conduct.

It was alleged that in the period of September 2009 to July 2011, PC Wells sent text messages of a sexist and racist nature to persons not employed by the Metropolitan Police Service.

It was alleged that on or about 31 October 2011, PC Wells sent images of a Police Intelligence Briefing to a person not employed by the Metropolitan Police Service.

It was also alleged that in 2008 or 2009, PC Wells performed an unauthorised check on Metropolitan Police Computer Systems and provided that information to a person not employed by the Metropolitan Police Service.

It was also alleged that whilst off-duty PC Wells made racist comments and behaved in an inappropriate manner in the company of persons not employed by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Having considered all of the evidence, all counts were found proven as gross misconduct.