Serving BTP officer given final written warning - London
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A serving British Transport Police (BTP) officer has received a final written warning, following a misconduct hearing held between 17 and 19 May.
PC Imran Aftab, based at Hammersmith, attended the hearing, held at the PSD rooms, York, where he answered three allegations that he had breached the standards of professional behaviour.
- The officer used his police identification for a non-policing purpose and thereby attempted to abuse his position for a sexual purpose.
- The officer made inappropriate comments which were considered to be racist.
- The officer engaged with the complainant without a reasonable excuse, breaching government guidelines on social distancing.
The allegations relate to an incident in April 2020. BTP’s Professional Standards Department and the Independent Office of Police Conduct both subsequently began investigations and concluded the officer had a case to answer for gross misconduct.
The independent panel found the officer had a case proven for both allegations at the level of Gross Misconduct. He subsequently received a final written warning.