Met officer dismissed after hurling bin at former partner’s car

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A Met officer has been dismissed after admitting criminal damage.  (PA Wire)
A Met officer has been dismissed after admitting criminal damage. (PA Wire)

A Met officer has been dismissed after pleading guilty to throwing a bin at the windscreen his former partner’s car.

PC Elliot Booker-Keep admitted criminal damage at a hearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

He was given a three-month conditional discharge as well as ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £22 victim surcharge after earlier pleading guilty to criminal damage at the court on June 8.

The officer, attached to the South Area Command Unit, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to “discreditable conduct” and was sacked by the Met on Friday.

PC Booker-Keep was arrested on January 2 in 2022 after he threw a bin at a car belonging to his former partner causing damage to the windscreen.

The offences occurred while he was off duty, Brighton Magistrates’ Court had heard.

As soon as the Met was alerted to the Kent Police investigation, the Directorate of Professional Standards was made aware and PC Booker-Keep was placed on restricted duties.

PC Booker-Keep will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing.

Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by any policimh organisation.

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