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Gross misconduct found against former officer

News   •   Nov 22, 2019 15:34 GMT

The actions of a former police constable convicted of drink driving have been found as gross misconduct.

Rory Toner, 23, who was a constable formerly attached to the Central West Command Unit, faced allegations that his actions amounted to discreditable conduct.

He was arrested on Sunday, 11 August on suspicion of drink driving.

He was off-duty at the time.

He was taken to a west London police station for questioning and subsequently charged with being over the prescribed alcohol limit.

Toner pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 27 August.

He was sentenced to a 17 month driving band, fined £400 and was ordered to pay another £125 including surcharge and court fees.

He was placed on restricted duties while the proceedings were ongoing.

PC Toner resigned on 29 August. He last day of service was 6 September.

It was found that he would have been dismissed without notice had he remained a serving officer.