REAL LINE OF DUTY: 'Brave' PC who stole cash from criminals while in uniform is kicked out the Met
A CORRUPT police officer, who worked with organised criminals to steal cash from other criminals, while on duty in uniform, has been dismissed without notice from the Met Police after he was convicted of misconduct in public office and conspiracy to acquire criminal property.
Body builder PC Kashif Mahmood (pictured above), who calls himself "King Kush" on Twitter, is currently remanded in custody awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to misconduct in public office and conspiracy to acquire criminal property at Southwark Crown Court on August 5.
However, a police misconduct hearing was held this week, where the former Stoke Newington officer had to answer allegations his conduct amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct, honesty and integrity and duties and responsibilities.
PC Mahmood, from Harlow, in Essex, who was commended by the force for his bravery in June 2014, was convicted alongside five other people for a number of offences following an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards’ Anti-Corruption Command.
BRAVERY: Mahmood being commended for bravery in 2014 (Met Police)
The investigation began in March into the activities of PC Mahmood and his associates, involved in the wholesale movement of drugs and the laundering of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Between November 2019 and March 2020 PC Mahmood, in uniform and using a marked police car, worked with an associate dressed as a police officer to seize significant amounts of cash from couriers which was either due to be laundered or had been provided to the couriers as payment for drugs. He was first arrested on Tuesday, April 28 and again for further offences on Tuesday, July 7.
STRIKE A POSE: Mahmood flexes his muscles in an image posted on Twitter (Twitter)
The misconduct hearing, after considering the circumstances, found all allegations against PC Mahmood proven and that they amounted to gross misconduct. He was dismissed without notice.
Commander Paul Betts, MPS Directorate of Professional Standards, said: “This is a very serious matter and there is absolutely no place for corruption within the Metropolitan Police Service.
"Following his conviction at court it is entirely right PC Mahmood has been dismissed and he will also be placed on the College of Policing’s barred list.”
HAPPIER TIMES: Mahmood at a party from another Twitter post (Twitter)
Mahmood was in the dock in February 2018 when he was convicted of assault against a member of the public while on duty.
He was charged with common assault after a complaint by a man who suffered a cut to his head on May 5, 2017 at a police cordon at the junction of Almack Road and Powerscroft Road in Lower Clapton.
At Hendon Magistrates' Court he received 200 hours of community service.
But, he was allowed to keep his job after a connected misconduct hearing.