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Serving Met Police officer given ‘final warning’ after sharing 20 images on WhatsApp

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A serving Met Police officer has been given a final written warning following a misconduct hearing after sharing 20 images from the Met’s crime and intelligence systems over WhatsApp.

PC Christopher Bates, received a final warning at a hearing on Friday (December 17) where he was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to confidentiality and discreditable conduct.

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The images were sent by WhatsApp to a private contact, between April 1 and October 31, 2019, and not for a policing purpose.

The panel upheld the allegations of gross misconduct and PC Bates was issued with a final written warning.

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Chief superintendent Sara Leach, BCU Commander for North West London, said: “Upholding the integrity of the MPS intelligence systems is a fundamental requirement and behaviour of this kind is not acceptable.

“It is right that those whose actions do not meet our expected standards face misconduct proceedings. This is crucial to increasing the trust and confidence people have in our organisation.”

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