The number of police officers who have been dismissed by the Metropolitan Police as the result of a misconduct hearing in each of the past three years (2020, 2021, 2022).
Of those officers dismissed for misconduct in each of the past three years, how many have successfully appealed and been reinstated to the police force?
For those officers reinstated after dismissal for misconduct, please provide details on:
The nature of the original misconduct offense
The length of time between dismissal and reinstatement
The rank of the reinstated officer
Apologies, it should have been West Midlands Police and not the Met.
Please find attached our response.
It is important to note the force operates under the Police Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour. This includes challenging any inappropriate behaviour or action which would discredit the police service or undermine public confidence in policing.
Our Professional Standards department, take a robust stance and are committed to rooting out abuse of power, criminality and corruption whenever we find evidence of it. This is done by carrying out thorough investigations, offering support and dealing appropriately with anyone found to be acting in an inappropriate manner.
We want our officers to uphold the highest of standards so the public has the utmost confidence in them.
Sexual harassment and abuse are simply unacceptable but when it is done by a police officer – who holds a position of power and someone the public should trust – it must be rooted out and eliminated.
We must do everything we can to maintain public confidence and trust in policing.
This will provide reassurance to the public that we mean it when we say we’ll do all we can to preserve and rebuild trust.