previous Metropolitan Police Department A policeman was found guilty of cheating after throwing a young man to the ground during an altercation.
Patrick Hurley was convicted of assault in Reading Magistrate’s Court in July. He was sentenced to his 180 hours of community service and fined £740.
Hurley was arrested in August 2021 after he got into an altercation with a group of off-duty youth, made threatening remarks and grabbed one by the neck and threw him to the ground.
He resigned from the Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday, October 11th.
Hurley was found to have violated the Code of Conduct at a public misconduct hearing held on Wednesday, October 12.
The hearing concluded that had he still been an officer in the military, he would have been dismissed without notice.
Chief Superintendent Owain Richards, who leads police at Central West Command, said:
“It is clear in this case that the rigorous standards to which we adhere have not been met by a former PC Harley. It’s a clear example of taking drastic action.”
Former PC Hurley is added to a banned list maintained by the College of Policing. No person on the List is to be employed by the Police, Local Police Consolidation (PCC), Independent Police Action Service, or Her Majesty’s Police and Fire and Rescue Service Inspectors.
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