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Five Met Police constables dismissed for posting inappropriate images on social media while on duty

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The Met Police have announced that five police constables from Camden Borough have been dismissed without notice for discreditable conduct following a misconduct hearing concluded Friday 15th May.

The Board heard that the officers, whilst on duty, posted a number of images, taken covertly, of members of the public and colleagues on social media.

They shared the pictures with accompanying comments which the board found were disrespectful and in one case predatory.

They were found to have breached the professional standards of Discreditable Conduct and Authority, Respect and Courtesy and their behaviour amounted to Gross Misconduct.

A sixth PC was issued with a final written warning.

A seventh PC, against whom similar allegations were made, was arrested in February 2014.

He was released with no further action in respect of the criminal investigation but the misconduct investigation continued.

This officer submitted his resignation in December 2014 which was accepted.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Fiona Taylor, Directorate of Professionalism, said:

This was disgraceful behaviour from a small group of officers and it is only right and just that they have been dismissed from the Met.

We expect the very highest standards of behaviour from our officers and when they fall short of those standards they can expect to be held to account.

None of the former police officers concerned have been named, nor was the misconduct hearing held in public.

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