The Met Police have confirmed they have dismissed a Detective involved in an allegation of assault involving Mark Duggan.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an investigation which resulted in a misconduct hearing which lasted five days.
The panel which was made up of an independent representative, a superintendent and chaired by Commander Julian Bennett, have found that the case against a detective constable responsible for investigating an allegation of assault on 29 July 2011 at a barber’s shop in Hackney has been proved.
The gun that was used in the assault was later found at the scene of the death of Mark Duggan on 4 August 2011 having been supplied to him by Kevin Hutchinson-Foster who was convicted of supplying the firearm to Mark Duggan, and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and actual bodily harm during the assault on 29 July 2011.
The panel found that the detective constable did not reach the requirements contained within the standards of professional behaviour in that his investigation into the assault on 29 July 2011 breached the standards of professional behaviour because the officer failed to act with ‘honesty and integrity’ and failed in his ‘duties and responsibilities’ because he failed to conduct a proper investigation and thereafter sought to hide his investigative failings by dishonestly asserting that he had circulated the CCTV when he had not.
The findings regarding honesty and integrity were assessed to be gross misconduct.
The findings regarding duties and responsibility were assessed to be misconduct
After careful consideration, the panel late this afternoon, Friday, 22 April, has considered the only appropriate sanction to be dismissal without notice.
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