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Hearing finds former officer would have been dismissed

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Hearing finds former officer would have been dismissed

An accelerated misconduct hearing for a former officer, convicted of assaulting a woman, has concluded that he would have been dismissed from the organisation had he still been in post.

Former PC Jack Greenaway, 32- who was previously attached to the Central South Command Unit – was convicted of actual bodily harm following an incident on 20 September 2020 at a residential address in south London while the then officer was off duty. The victim was known to him.

Former PC Greenaway was arrested on 20 September 2020 and taken to a south London police station before being released on bail. On 5 July 2021 he was charged with ABH.

At the conclusion of a Newton Hearing on 21 September 2022, he was convicted of actual bodily harm.

Prior to his court appearance, former PC Greenaway breached bail conditions imposed on him not to contact the victim or attend her address.

Following his arrest, the former officer was suspended from duty before resigning on 3 January 2022, leaving the Met at the end of that month.

On Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at an accelerated misconduct hearing chaired by Assistant Commissioner Barbara Gray, it was found that former PC Greenaway had breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct at the level of gross misconduct. Had he still been employed by the Met he would have been dismissed without notice.

Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, policing commander for Lambeth and Southwark, said: "The behaviour of former PC Greenaway was abhorrent and his actions fell far below the standards and values we expect in the Metropolitan Police Service. There is absolutely no place in policing for people who are violent towards women.

"We are committed to ensuring that every officer and staff member conducts themselves with the highest professional standards on and off duty, to protect and serve the public, and we will root out those who don’t.”

Former PC Greenaway will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the IOPC or HMIC.