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Officer dismissed following assault conviction

News   •   Nov 26, 2018 12:35 GMT

A detective constable based in Tower Hamlets has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service having been convicted of assault.

DC Asweina Gutty faced allegations of discreditable conduct at a Special Case Hearing on Friday, 23 November.

The assault took place on 27 May, while the officer was off-duty.

Following a criminal investigation, DC Gutty pleaded guilty on Wednesday, 18 July and was convicted of one count of assault by beating at Hendon Magistrates’ Court.

She was sentenced on Tuesday, 11 September at the Central London Magistrates’ Court to a 12 month community order and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work. In addition she was ordered to pay £200 court costs, £100 compensation and an £85 victim surcharge.

The Chair, having considered DC Gutty’s mitigation, her work record and several character references during the hearing determined the allegations for discreditable conduct were proven as gross misconduct.

DC Asweina Gutty was dismissed without notice.

This officer will now be placed on a ‘barred list’ preventing future employment within law enforcement and associated law enforcement organisations or governing bodies.