POLICE CORRUPTION: Former detective who falsified ID record jailed for perverting course of justice
A FORMER detective who falsified evidence to charge a burglary suspect has been jailed for four months after admitting perverting the course of justice, after having pleaded guilty to the offence on February 4.
Former Detective Constable George Glassey was jailed at Southwark Crown Court on Friday.
While working in the Met Police Central East criminal investigation department, Glassey falsified identification evidence in order to charge the suspect who was later convicted of burglary.
But, his account was later undermined by investigating officers for the burglary and a review of custody CCTV.
A Met Police spokesman said: "As soon as his false statement came to light, the Met contacted the Crown Prosecution Service to alert them to the risk of an unsafe conviction. This conviction has since been quashed."
Glassey resigned from the Met on March 2 and faces a misconduct hearing in May.