Met Police officer who 'liked' Britain First posts and made racist and homophobic comments i
A POLICE officer who made homophobic and racist remarks and "liked" online comments linked to far-right group Britain First has been dismissed from the force.
PC Gus Mirams has been dismissed without notice from the Met Police following a misconduct hearing.
Mr Mirams, who was based at the Met's Central West Command Unit, answered allegations at a professional misconduct hearing that his conduct amounted to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:
authority, respect and courtesy; equality and diversity; orders and instructions and discreditable conduct.
The hearing in London this week heard that in July 2018, while off duty, it was alleged PC Mirams “liked” and made comments on a Facebook group linked to Britain First.
PC Mirams allegedly also made offensive comments online, in response to photographs and videos including news stories about police officers taking part in LGBT Pride events.
It was further alleged that on 15 July 2019, while on restricted duties and in breach of his restrictions, PC Mirams attended the public gallery to observe an unrelated misconduct hearing.
It was alleged that while there, PC Mirams made homophobic and racially offensive comments in the presence of two members of the public and a security officer.
A Met Police spokesman said: "PC Mirams’ comments on Facebook and on July 15 2019 were alleged to have used language and expressed views that could reasonably be perceived to be abusive, oppressive, victimising or offensive and did not treat certain communities with fairness, respect and impartiality.
"The Independent legally qualified chair and panel members considered the alleged breaches of the standards of professional behaviour namely authority, respect and courtesy, equality and diversity and discreditable conduct.
"All allegations were found proven as gross misconduct.
"The decision by the Panel was that PC Mirams is to be dismissed without notice."