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Police officer who swore and became aggressive when stopped in Ilford found guilty of misconduct

PUBLISHED: 12:44 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44 18 September 2018

'The Met Police are stalling on an investigation of the Leave campaigns which broke electoral law because it is too politically sensitive,' says a New European reader. Photo: Metropolitan Police

'The Met Police are stalling on an investigation of the Leave campaigns which broke electoral law because it is too politically sensitive,' says a New European reader. Photo: Metropolitan Police

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An off-duty constable who was stopped in Ilford on suspicion of using a mobile phone whilst driving asked police officers not to report the incident.

Dudley Thompson, who was based at Hackney, became aggressive and swore when police pulled him over on March 7, 2017 in High Road Ilford.

He is alleged to have told a uniformed officer that he was a police officer and requested that she “use her discretion” in an attempt to seek favourable treatment.

His actions were reported and a misconduct panel had to decide if Mr Thompson breached the Met’s standards of professional behaviour in respect of “honesty and integrity”, “authority, respect and courtesy”, and “discreditable conduct”.

At a hearing on Monday, September 17, Mr Thompson was found guilty of gross misconduct.

He had already handed in his resignation in August 2018 but the panel ruled that if he was still employed by the Met then his actions would have justified dismissal.

The former officer did not attend the hearing.

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