Met special constable dismissed after Surrey assault conviction

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A 14-year-old girl with autism was traumatised and tried to kill herself after she was strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police, it has been reported (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)
A 14-year-old girl with autism was traumatised and tried to kill herself after she was strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police, it has been reported (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)

A Metropolitan special constable has been dismissed after assaulting a member of staff at business premises.

A misconduct hearing heard Rahimul Ahmed, 21, had already been convicted of common assault after the assault in June 2021.

He was attached to the Central West Basic Command Unit and was off duty when the assault took place in Bramley, Surrey.

Detective Superintendent Tor Garnett, from the Central West Basic Command Unit, said: “Special Constable Ahmed’s behaviour was completely unacceptable and I am pleased he has now faced the consequences of his actions. We do not tolerate violence in any form, but especially not from our own officers.“

“Special Constable Ahmed’s behaviour on that day was appalling and not in line with the Met’s values. The Met is driven by the values of professionalism, integrity, courage and compassion and we will always act when an employees’ behaviour falls below the exemplary standards that we and the public rightly expect.”

The hearing heard that Ahmed attended the premises in Surrey on 17 June 2021 and became involved in a verbal altercation with a member of staff before assaulting him. Ahmed was arrested by Surrey Police on 23 June 2021.

He was charged on 21 August 2021 and was found guilty of common assault at Staines Magistrates’ Court in March following a trial.

A misconduct investigation was carried out by officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

The independent chair Temporary Assistant Commissioner Amanda Pearson considered all of the evidence and found that the allegations against former SC Ahmed were proven to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct at a level of gross misconduct.

Special Constable Ahmed was dismissed without notice.

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