A serving Police Constable has been formally dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following a Special Case Misconduct Hearing held today, Friday, 16 June.
PC Grant Thomas attached to Met Training pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 5 May to four criminal offences relating to Publishing an Obscene Article and Making Indecent Photograph of Children.
This followed the officer’s arrest on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. The officer was later charged for these offences on Thursday, 23 March.
Following the criminal proceedings the constable had a case to answer for breaching the Standards of Professionalism in terms of; ‘Discreditable Conduct’.
The officer did not attend proceedings as he is currently in prison awaiting sentencing.
The Chair found the allegations proven and that the officer had breached the standards of professional behaviour in such a serious way that it amounted to gross misconduct.
The Chair determined that the only appropriate sanction was dismissal without notice.
Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan chair of the special case hearing said, “This officer is currently serving a prison sentence for his offences.
“The public have a right to expect their officers to maintain the highest standards and to uphold rather than break the law. An officer behaving as this constable did undermines public confidence. Despite his submission there is no place within the organisation for him any longer.”