A serving Met Trainee Detective Constable attached to Hammersmith and Fulham borough has been dismissed following a Special Case Hearing on Thursday, 30 June.
T/DC Alastair Rudd, had a case to answer in respect of the Standards of Professional Behaviour under: ‘Discreditable Conduct’.
Following a random drugs test on Wednesday, 9 March, Rudd tested positive for the Class B drug cannabis, which is a controlled drug and its possession and use is prohibited by law.
The investigation into his conduct was led by the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).
The Chair, having considered all of the evidence provided by the Appropriate Authority and representations from the officer found the case of gross misconduct proven.
The Chair of the misconduct hearing, Assistant Commissioner Helen King, stated: “TDC Rudd very clearly knew that it was against the law to smoke cannabis on the occasions that he chose to do so.
The public have a right to expect police officers to maintain the highest standards of behaviour on and off duty and in particular that they comply with the laws they enforce on others. When this does not happen, it very clearly undermines public trust and confidence on which our model of policing relies.”
The officer was dismissed without notice.