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Redbridge police officer dismissed for ‘months of’ harassment

PUBLISHED: 09:30 19 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 19 August 2016

A Redbridge police officer was dismissed on Wednesday after he breached professional standards for receiving a caution for harassment  Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

A Redbridge police officer was dismissed on Wednesday after he breached professional standards for receiving a caution for harassment Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

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A Redbridge police officer has been dismissed after he received a caution for “months of” harassment.

Pc Daniel Deavin was forced to leave Redbridge Police following a special case misconduct hearing held by the Met Police Service on Wednesday.

He was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to “discreditable conduct” after receiving a caution for harassment on March 16.

Assistant commissioner Helen King, lead for professionalism, said: “It is essential that police officers uphold the highest standards of behaviour both on and off duty and that they comply with the law that they are entrusted to enforce.

“Pc Deavin has admitted to a course of conduct that was not a single isolated misjudgment but continued over a period of months.

“Victims of stalking and harassment are often fearful that the police will not take their concerns seriously or act to safeguard them. Much work has been done to counter this apprehension.

“For a serving police officer to act in this way in contravention of the Protection from Harassment 1997 Act undermines the growing confidence of stalking and domestic abuse victims and brings discredit on the police service particularly in the eyes of these vulnerable victims.

“Therefore, I have determined that the only appropriate sanction in this case is dismissal without notice.”

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