London police officer dismissed for filling person’s shoes with water after arrest at London Underground station

A British Transport Police officer has been dismissed after he crammed a detained person’s shoes with water.

At a listening to in the present day (March 4), PC Tim Anderson, who was primarily based at Finsbury Park station, was additionally discovered to have turned off the body-worn video of a fellow officer and to have deliberately broken the telephone of one other detained individual.

The officer answered allegations he breached requirements of authority, respect and courtesy, duties and duties, discreditable conduct, and integrity.

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The listening to was advised on March 4, 2020, PC Anderson turned off the physique digicam of one other officer. On March 11 that very same yr he subjected a detained individual to degrading remedy, filling his shoes with water.

PC Anderson was dismissed from the drive with quick impact on February 4, after the impartial panel discovered his actions added as much as gross misconduct.

The results of the listening to has now been made public following the top of the enchantment interval.

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Detective Superintendent Peter Fulton, Head of BTP’s Professional Standards Department, mentioned: “PC Anderson’s extraordinary behaviour was surely fully inexcusable and won’t be tolerated in BTP.

“Officers know which have an obligation of care to any detained individual, and they’re anticipated to deal with them with courtesy and respect.

“We will relentlessly problem anybody who breaches these basic obligations.

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“The public belief our officers to uphold the legislation and to behave with integrity, and PC Anderson’s actions threatened to undermine that confidence.

“I wholeheartedly assist the choice of the impartial panel to dismiss him with quick impact.”

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