A serving British Transport Police (BTP) officer has been dismissed without notice, following an accelerated misconduct hearing.
PS Tristan Davis, based in London, answered allegations that he breached the standards of professional behaviour at a hearing held at Force Headquarters yesterday (20 December).
On 23rd April 2021 PS Davis sexually assaulted a colleague whilst at London Bridge station. The pair boarded the same train where he went onto sexually assault the victim two further times despite her making numerous attempts to push him away. The victim was forced to leave her seat and stand in the aisle to escape Davis.
On 14th October 2022 PS Davis was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, in relation to that incident, at Inner London Crown court and later sentenced to fifteen months in prison, suspended for two years.
He was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work, sign the sex offenders register, and have an electronic curfew from 7pm - 6am. He was also given a rehabilitation order.
The Chief Constable found that PC Davis’s actions amounted to gross misconduct, and he has been dismissed from the force with immediate effect. He did not attend the hearing.
Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi said: “It is entirely unacceptable for officers who uphold the law to themselves breach it, and any conviction of an officer undermines public confidence in policing.
"Sexual misconduct of this nature is completely incompatible with the legitimate aims of policing, and that’s why I’ve taken the decision to dismiss Tristan Davies with immediate effect today. The decision reflects the seriousness with which we view inappropriate behaviour and specifically sexual misconduct. There is no place in BTP for people like him.”