Dismissal for drunk Met PC
Disorderly at racecourse
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