MORE MET MISOGYNY: Sergeant showed junior colleague penis pic and asked 'wanna see it for real?'
A MET Police sergeant commented on a junior female colleague's appearance and showed her a picture of his penis on his phone, asking her if she wanted to "see it in real life", in the latest misogyny scandal to rock the force. James O'Sullivan was acting sergeant for the force's north west command unit when a number of officers visited the Ice Wharf Pub in Camden, while off duty on July 27 2020.
A Met Police public notice ahead of a misconduct hearing held in London on Thursday and Friday said she asked him to stop staring at her and he questioned her outfit and suggested other people were looking. It also said that he showed her an image of his penis on his phone while grabbing it and asking if she wanted to see it for real. When the woman, referred to only as PC A asked about probationary paperwork, he gestured towards it again, the notice said. Colleagues who witnessed the behavior raised the alarm and he was placed on restricted duties. He resigned from the force on November 6 this year. The panel found that he breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct. Had he still been serving, he would have been dismissed without notice. North West BCU commander, Detective Superintendent Barry Loader, said: “I would like to commend the officers who came forward to report O’Sullivan’s actions. I hope this sends a clear message that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated in the police service.” APS O’Sullivan will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. The Met has faced a series of well publicised misogyny scandals and has vowed to clean up the force by routing out bad apples. last week Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley launched a new "shop a cop" misconduct and corruption hotline for members of the public to report rogue officers.