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Met Police officer who 'lied about sex attack by her boss' faces misconduct hearing

Metropolitan Police (PA Archive)
Metropolitan Police (PA Archive)

A Metropolitan Police officer who allegedly lied about being sexually assaulted by her boss is facing a misconduct hearing.

The constable is also said to have falsely accused the serving sergeant of harassment.

She further faces a gross misconduct panel next month accused of creating bogus entries in her pocket notebook in support of these false allegations, the force said.

The PC, previously based in the East Area command unit, will answer charges her conduct in May 2019 amounted to a breach of honesty and integrity.

If proven, the matter is said to be so serious it justifies dismissal - even though she is believed to be resigning from her role covering Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

A notice of the public south London hearing, listed for six days, reads: “It is alleged that in May 2019, [the PC] made false allegations of sexual assault and harassment against a serving police sergeant.

“It is also alleged that [she] created false entries in her pocket notebook in support of these false allegations.

“It is alleged that in acting this way [she] breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity.”

The PC is one of scores of Met officers awaiting a gross misconduct panel.

The force is aiming to rebuild its relationship with Londoners after it was shattered by a slew of scandals, including the murder of Sarah Everard by serving Wayne Couzens who worked in the same armed unit as David Carrick, unmasked as a serial abuser and rapist.

Last October Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said he wants 30 misconduct and 30 gross incompetence hearings to take place per month, adding: “Managing this many requires an ambitious plan, which is vitally important if we are to rebuild the public’s trust and confidence.”