A Met Police officer has been dismissed for his convictions for controlling and coercive behaviour and actual bodily harm on his partner.
Former PC Jamie Rayner was sentenced in court to 27 months imprisonment and a 10 year restraining order after pleading guilty to two criminal offences.
According to the misconduct hearing statement, he subjected his partner to violent and controlling behaviour over two months and caused bruising and psychological harm.
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The ex-police officer served in the Met since 2015 and has been dismissed without notice on December 22 for discreditable conduct.
Rayner subjected his partner to a weekend of violence and subsequently intimidated her.
“PC Rayner caused actual harm to his victim by causing her physical injuries consisting of multiple bruises and by using strangulation and intimidation to frighten her and control her. This is having a lasting and strong negative psychological impact on her,” said Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball QPM.
He intimidated the victim and she felt unable to tell colleagues about the violence, the court heard.
Messages between the two show that he attempted to persuade her to lie about how her injuries were caused.
The hearing outcome states: “PC Rayner deliberately set out to hurt and intimidate his victim. Such behaviour is obviously wrong and would be seen to be wrong by the public.
“As a police officer, who will have had specific training in dealing domestic violence during his probation and whose HR record reflects other relevant training, PC Rayner knew very well how wrong this was. This took place over a considerable period of time and he therefore had the opportunity to consider what he was doing and stop but he did not do so.”
Paragraph 4.16 of the College of Policing Guidelines makes clear: “It is entirely unacceptable for police officers, who are responsible for enforcing the law, to break the law themselves.”
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Due to the nature of Rayner’s convictions, the outcome of the hearing was for the former police officer to be dismissed.
Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball QPM specified: “law-breaking which is domestic violence is particularly grave because of the importance for public safety of police being trusted to support victims appropriately and sympathetically.”
Rayner states that he “fully understands the seriousness of his conduct and the impact that conduct has caused on a variety of individuals as well as the MPS as a whole.”
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