Former Met officer banned from returning to policing after gross misconduct
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A former police officer has been banned from his role and was fined for breaching Covid regulations.
Hassan Mahmood, who was working for the South Area Basic Command Unit, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct.
At a gross misconduct hearing on Tuesday, 20 December, the allegations against him were proven and, if he were still a serving officer, he would have been dismissed from the Met.
In January 2021, when Covid lockdown restrictions were in place, Mahmood went to the house of a woman in Mitcham and paid her to sleep with him.
Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, the commander of local policing in south London, said, “Mahmood’s actions were completely unacceptable and the outcome of this hearing demonstrates that there is no place for such behaviour in the Met.
“The vast majority of officers get into policing to protect the most vulnerable people in society. Mahmood has let down his colleagues and the people of London who put their trust in us to keep them safe.”
Mahmood was fined £660 at City of London Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 21 February, after pleading guilty to participating in a gathering of two or more people in breach of the Health Protection Regulations in a Tier 4 area.
He resigned from the Met in November 2021 and will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing.
Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by the police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.