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Officer dismissed following misconduct hearing

PC Rafiqur Rahman, attached to the policing team covering Newham and Waltham Forest, answered allegations that his actions breached the standards of discreditable conduct at a misconduct hearing that concluded on Monday, 12 February.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, responsible for policing in those boroughs, said: “All of my officers are expected to behave with the utmost integrity, both towards the public and towards their colleagues.

“I’m sickened that my officer was assaulted in this way and we are taking steps to ensure her continued welfare.

“Rahman has no place in the Met or policing and has now been rightly dismissed.”

The Directorate of Professional Standards launched an investigation after the officer reported in June 2022 that while on shift with Rahman in February 2021, he had inappropriately touched her.

The following shift, she sent him a message about another matter and Rahman responded with an inappropriate message.

Rahman was placed on restricted duties while an investigation was carried out.

The panel found the allegations against him proven at the level of gross misconduct.

Rahman will be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

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