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Gross misconduct proven against former officer

News   •   Feb 12, 2020 11:27 GMT

Misconduct allegations against a former officer have concluded.

Former Police Constable Nicolas Desirliste, who was based at the North West Command Unit, answered allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of: 

- Honesty and Integrity;
- Orders and Instructions;
- Authority, Respect and Courtesy;
- Confidentiality;
- Discreditable Conduct.

It was alleged that whilst dealing with a victim of domestic violence, former PC Desirliste engaged in an inappropriate relationship with her and misled his supervisors as to his involvement with her and other matters. 

Furthermore, former PC Desirliste made searches on the Met’s Crime Reporting Information System, which was not required for any policing purpose. 

Former PC Desirliste resigned in February 2019. 

The allegations were found proven as gross misconduct and had PC Desirliste still been a serving officer, he would have been dismissed.