Off-Duty Police Officer Dismissed Without Notice After Swearing At Hotel Staff And Drinking From Bottle Of Brandy ‘Without Permission’
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed from the force without notice after allegations of gross misconduct were proven.
PC Rachel Lewis who was based at NW-BCU (North West Basic Command Unit) answered allegations that her conduct while off duty had amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and Integrity and Confidentiality.
The misconduct panel heard that on Sunday, 10th December 2017, PC Lewis finished her shift and checked into a hotel in London.
While off duty, PC Lewis ordered some food and drink from the restaurant and bar located within the hotel.
It was alleged that during the evening, PC Lewis ‘swore and became increasingly aggressive towards hotel staff’.
It was also alleged that PC Lewis took a bottle of brandy from the hotel bar area without permission and drank from it.
The misconduct panel also heard allegations that on 11th December 2017, PC Lewis accessed and searched Crime Reporting and Information System reports to see whether she was referenced and ‘without a legitimate policing purpose’.
The panel found the allegations were proven and PC Lewis was dismissed from the force without notice.