PC who dated convicted criminal 'breached Met Police instructions on how to continue romance'


A POLICE officer who became involved with a convicted criminal is facing misconduct proceedings.

PC Cleo Brooks-Ashitey, based South Area Command Unit, will answer allegations that her conduct amounted to breaches of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of of orders and instructions and honesty and integrity

A Met Police public notice about the upcoming hearing states: "In July 2018, PC Brooks-Ashitey declared that she was in a personal relationship with a convicted criminal.

"PC Brooks-Ashitey was subsequently given lawful orders and instructions by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to continuing this relationship.

"It is alleged that PC Brooks-Ashitey has failed to comply fully with the lawful orders and instructions in place. "It is further alleged that PC Brooks-Ashitey has provided a dishonest and/or inaccurate account to her supervisor in respect of her ongoing contact with the convicted offender.

"The matter set out is alleged to amount to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal."

The hearing is scheduled over three days in June in London.