Met Police PC hid criminal cash for corrupt cop husband who stole from drug dealers
THE PC wife of a corrupt Met Police officer has been dismissed from the force after she admitted hiding cash that he stole from drug dealers.
In May, rogue cop Kashif Mahmood, 31, (above) was jailed for eight years after he admitted misconduct in public office in relation to an audacious scam that saw him "seize" cash from drug dealers during fake vehicle searches before handing the money to an organised crime gang who worked with him. Mahmood was arrested in April 2020 at his home in Harlow, Essex, that she shared with him - she was also present at the time.
Police said she hid a box that contained significant amounts of cash and allowed the use of Building Society accounts for cash deposits when she knew or suspected the money was the proceeds of crime.
She was arrested on July 7 2020 and later charged in May this year with two offences of concealing property under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
On September 15 2021, at Southwark Crown Court, PC Kashif pleaded guilty to Concealing Criminal Property, contrary to Section 327 (1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Today (December 2) she faced a Met Police misconduct hearing following the conviction, to answer allegations that her conduct amounted to breaches of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct, honesty and integrity.
A Met Police public notice about the misconduct proceedings said: "It is alleged that PC Kashif concealed criminal property, namely a box containing a large quantity of cash, knowing or suspecting that the cash constituted her husband’s benefit from criminal activity."
It said the alleged offence amounts to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.
A Met Police spokesman said: "A police constable has been dismissed without notice for concealing money she knew had been illegally obtained by her husband.
"The allegations were all found to be proven."
The officer, who was based at the Central East Command Unit, 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 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.
The hearing was chaired by Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball.
Commander Paul Betts said: “It is plain that PC Kashif’s behaviour was dishonest and deceitful. Put simply, there is no place in the Met for officers who act in such a way.
“Her behaviour was exposed because of the work of the Met’s Anti-Corruption Command, within our own Directorate of Professional Standards, and directed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
“The DPS are committed to rooting out those who let us and the public down."
The spokesman added: "The trust of the public is fundamental to our core purpose of keeping the public safe. As part of our immediate work to build trust and confidence, fifty new investigators have started work within the Met’s professional standards department. This boost of officers will strengthen our capability and to do more to prevent and identify the abuse of trust by our people."