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Officer dismissed, Harrow

News   •   Apr 17, 2018 16:36 BST

A PC attached to Harrow borough has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service for conducting improper relationships with members of the public.

PC Sunil Khosla faced a gross misconduct hearing yesterday, Monday, 16 April in which he faced allegations that his conduct breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of; authority, respect and courtesy, confidentiality, discreditable conduct, duties and responsibilities, honesty and integrity.

During the course of his duties, PC Khosla came into contact with three women. It was alleged that following these particular encounters, the officer actively sought to pursue improper relationships with them all, while also failing to record his contact with two of them who were involved in live investigations at the time. He retained their personal contact information with the intention of pursuing them.

When his actions became known and the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards began an investigation, the officer deliberately deleted data in attempts to conceal his wrongdoing.

After hearing all the evidence and mitigation put before them, the panel were unanimous in agreement that, given the seriousness of the failure of the standards, there was no alternative but for dismissal with immediate effect.

Chief Inspector David Grainger, Directorate of Professional Standards, said: "These are grave failings on behalf of PC Khosla, who would have known clearly that his actions were not appropriate and not of the standards we expect of our officers.

"Securing and maintaining the trust of the community is integral to the principle of policing by consent, these victims would have been in a vulnerable position and this officer took advantage of their situation and abused his authority in doing so, for his personal gain. There is no place within the Met for officers of his nature."