Former officer dismissed following public misconduct hearing
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A former British Transport Police (BTP) officer has been formally dismissed following a public misconduct hearing held on 16 - 17 October.
Inspector Gary Pinner, based in Camden, resigned prior to his meeting and was not present at his hearing where allegations were put forward that he breached the standard of professional behaviour.
It was alleged that he had repeatedly sent un-invited messages of a sexual nature to a vulnerable colleague of a lower rank, none of which were reciprocated in any way. Despite the non-reciprocation, he persisted in sending inappropriate messages over a considerable period of time.
The Panel concluded his actions amounted to gross misconduct and that had he have remained in the police service he would have been dismissed with immediate effect.
Alistair Sutherland , Deputy Chief Constable for BTP, said: “I fully support the panel’s decision in this case and hope this sends a clear message to those who seek to abuse their position of power that this behaviour will never be tolerated in our force.”