Dis­missal for drunk Met PC

Dis­or­derly at race­course

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

A METROPOLI­TAN Po­lice of­fi­cer has been dis­missed for dis­cred­itable con­duct af­ter be­ing cau­tioned for be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly at New­mar­ket Race­course.

Po­lice Con­sta­ble David Parker was asked to leave at a Spe­cial Case Mis­con­duct Hear­ing on Thurs­day Novem­ber 10, where it was proven he had failed to meet the re­quired Stan­dards of Pro­fes­sional Be­hav­iour.

PC Parker ac­cepted an adult cau­tion on July 15 at Park­side Po­lice Sta­tion in Cam­bridgeshire for be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly at the Suf­folk race­course.

“I have read the state­ments of staff from the race­course and the of­fi­cers who dealt with PC Parker,” said the lead for pro­fes­sion­al­ism and chair of the hear­ing, as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner Helen King.

“It is clear that PC Parker was given ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to avoid be­ing ar­rested but in­stead was abu­sive, threat­en­ing and iden­ti­fied him­self as an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer.

“He was clearly very drunk.

“He re­sisted ar­rest and con­tin­ued to act in an ag­gres­sive man­ner.

“This would un­ac­cept­able from mem­ber of the pub­lic.

“From a po­lice of­fi­cer it is dis­grace­ful. The only ap­pro­pri­ate out­come in this case is dis­missal with­out no­tice.”

PC Parker was based at the Met Com­mand and Con­trol Cen­tre in Bow. be a

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