A police sergeant from Westminster failed to thoroughly investigate a complaint made to him by a woman after she spurned his advances.
A misconduct hearing on Thursday (November 17) found Police Sergeant Steven Strange guilty of gross misconduct and fired him on the spot from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
The Directorate of Professional Standards later said he was “appalled” by the officer’s behaviour.
It was alleged PS Strange met a female member of the public who made a complaint to him about the way in which a local licensed premises was being run.
The officer tried to instigate an inappropriate relationship with the female and accepted hospitality from her which was not reported in accordance with the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) policy, the police said.
It was further alleged that PS Strange failed to properly pursue the complaint against local licensed premises after the female rejected his advances.
The officer faced charges of "Authority, Respect and Courtesy", "Duties and Responsibilities" and"‘Orders and Instructions".
All allegations where found to be proven and he breached the professional standards in such a manner that they amounted to gross misconduct.
The panel determined the only appropriate sanction was dismissal without notice.
Detective Chief Superintendant Matt Gardner, directorate of professional standards, said: “I am appalled by this officer's behaviour.
"He has let himself, his colleagues and his family down.
“It is the responsibility of all police officers to conduct themselves in a manner that meets the high standards of what the public and the organisation expect of them whether they are on or off duty.
“PS Strange has fallen below these standards.”
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