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Police officer who falsified crime and CPS reports escaped with a caution then has name withheld

A POLICE officer who escaped with just a caution after making false entries on crime reports and fabricating a Crown Prosecution Service document has had his name withheld during a disciplinary process.

The unnamed Met Police officer faced a misconduct hearing amid allegations his actions were a breach of the force's standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity.

The hearing head that on February 6 2020 the officer, who was based the Met's West Area Command Unit, accepted a simple caution for the offence of misconduct in a public office.

A Met Police spokesman said: "The details of the offence are that, between 2016 and 2017, the officer was found to have made false entries on crime reports and to have fabricated a CPS document."

The officer could have faced a public criminal trial for the offences, but being cautioned meant his name was not made public.

The hearing found that his actions were proven as misconduct and he was dismissed without notice as a result.

Most police officers who go through professional disciplinary proceedings are name, however they can be anonymised in certain circumstances.

Essex News and Investigations is waiting to hear why the name was withheld in this case.


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