Serving police officer sentenced following sexual assault - London
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A serving BTP officer has today (14 October) been sentenced for sexually assaulting a colleague, following an investigation by BTP’s Professional Standards Department.
Police Sergeant Tristan Davis was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault at Inner London Crown Court on 14 November.
Today (18 November) the judge sentenced him 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.
On 23 April 2021, PS Davis sexually assaulted another officer on an escalator in London Bridge station as they travelled back from a night out socialising with colleagues.
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.
The victim rightly reported the incident to BTP’s Professional Standards Department and Davis was immediately suspended while a criminal investigation took place.
In his police interview, Davis tried to claim to detectives his behaviour was “playful”.
Following his conviction, a fast track disciplinary hearing will now be held as soon as is possible.
Deputy Chief Constable Alistair Sutherland said: “I would like to be completely clear that Tristan Davis does not represent the values of BTP officers.
“In this case, thanks to the victim coming forward and bringing it to our attention, detectives launched a thorough investigation into Davis so we could bring him before the courts to face justice today.
“Put simply, behaviour like this is not “playful” – it is a serious criminal offence and it will always be treated as such.
“I am acutely aware of how damaging incidents like this are to public confidence in policing, and I am equally as appalled that a serving officer could ever think to conduct themselves in such a way. I would like to reassure the public that we will always relentlessly challenge and thoroughly investigate any officer who breaks the law or falls short of the exemplary standards we expect.”