Met police staff to face action over murder call
Four to face misconduct proceedings after inquiry into handling
FOUR members of staff with the Metropolitan Police are to face misconduct proceedings over the handling of a 999 call relating to a Hayes woman who was murdered last year.
Anita Kapoor was found dead in a lay-by on the A413 at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, in June 2015, and Navin Mohan from Southall was later convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has investigated the way the Met handled the emergency call relating to Ms Kapoor and has decided four staff members will face action over the case.
IPCC commissioner Cindy Butts said: “We have conducted a thorough investigation into the police response to the emergency call which was made on the morning of Ms Kapoor’s death.
“We have discussed our report with the Metropolitan Police and agreed that four staff members should face misconduct proceedings, which will take place in due course.
“Our sympathy remains with Ms Kapoor’s family and friends.”
Ms Kapoor, 34, was found half naked by a lorry driver on the morning of June 23 after being strangled by Mohan in the back seat of his car.
Mohan, formerly of Quaker Lane, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on December 8 and will serve a minimum of 21 years.
During 35-year-old Mohan’s trial, the jury heard that Ms Kapoor and her boyfriend Stanley Flanders both had drug addictions that she funded by selling sex to men in Southall.
It was alleged that Mr Flanders acted as her ‘pimp’ and forced her to rob customers for cash, and Mohan said this happened to him.
A gross misconduct hearing will take place against a communication officer, while misconduct meetings will take place for a communication supervisor, a communication officer and a police constable.
Dates for the action have not yet been set and TJG1ST the IPCC said their report will be considered for publication after the proceedings. EMERGENCY CALL:
n Anita Kapoor’s body was found in a lay-by in Gerrards Cross in June 2015