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Former Newham police constable committed gross misconduct after crashing car then verbally abusing officers

PUBLISHED: 10:05 18 March 2020 | UPDATED: 10:05 18 March 2020

Former Met officer, Pc Iain Simons has been found to have committed gross misconduct. Picture: PA Images/Anthony Devlin

Former Met officer, Pc Iain Simons has been found to have committed gross misconduct. Picture: PA Images/Anthony Devlin

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An ex-police constable who verbally abused officers after crashing his car has been found to have committed gross misconduct.

Former Met officer, Pc Iain Simons – who was attached to the north east beat covering Newham and Waltham Forest – breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity; authority, respect and courtesy; and discreditable conduct.

A misconduct hearing followed after off duty Pc Simons drove his car in a private car park and smashed into another vehicle, causing damage, on October 13, 2017.

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It was also reported he was verbally abusive and disrespectful to police officers who attended the crash.

The decision by the chairman and panel found that had Mr Simons still been a serving officer, he would have been dismissed.

However, Pc Simons resigned from the Metropolitan Police on November 29, 2019.

The hearing concluded on Tuesday, March 17.


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