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Officer given final written warning

News   •   Nov 06, 2020 13:15 GMT

A serving police constable has been given a final written warning after gross misconduct and misconduct was proven against him.

A misconduct hearing was held for PC Timothy Cox, who is based within the Met Taskforce, to answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of use of force and discreditable conduct. This was proven as gross misconduct.

Misconduct was also proven with regard to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of use of authority, respect and courtesy.

The hearing was held in virtual setting from Wednesday, 4 November.

It was alleged that on Friday, 6 December 2018 at or around 00:22hrs, PC Cox, while on duty, stopped a vehicle that made an illegal left turn at Nuttall Street/Hoxton Street, N1.

During the stop, PC Cox was captured on body-worn video striking the vehicle with his baton and using offensive language toward the driver of the vehicle.

The hearing, led by independent chair, Hilary Norris LQC, found the allegation proven on Thursday, 5 November and PC Cox was given a final written warning.