A serving police constable has been issued a final written warning for his part in attempting to instigate others to confront a man who was alleged to have assaulted someone he knew.
PC Mhamud Hussin attached to Newham Borough faced a Metropolitan Police Service Gross Misconduct Hearing that concluded on Thursday, 12 July.
PC Hussin was made to answer allegations that his conduct was a breach of the standards of professional behaviour, in respect of "equality and diversity", "authority, respect and courtesy" and "discreditable conduct."
The panel heard that on 13 July 2016, PC Hussin was off-duty when he received information that a member of his extended family had allegedly been assaulted.
The officer reacted by sending text messages to a group of friends and relatives with the intention of encouraging the recipients to go to the alleged suspect’s address to confront him.
Then, with the group he had helped to rally, PC Hussin attended the alleged suspect’s address and behaved in an abusive and intimidating manner.
Nearby residents called the police, and PC Hussin identified himself to the attending officers as a police officer.
After hearing all the evidence, the panel decided that a final written warning would be the appropriate outcome given the officer’s remorse, excellent work record, skills and experience.