A PC convicted of drink driving has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service.
A special case hearing was held for PC Mario Tavasoli, attached to Royalty and Specialist Protection, to answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.
On 26 August 2017, PC Tavasoli, who was off-duty, failed a roadside breath test after being stopped by Essex Police. On 4 October 2017 he pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol at North Essex Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced to a 19-month driving ban and fined a total of £592.
The chair of the hearing, Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan, found his conduct proven as gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice on Wednesday, 11 April.