Hackney police officer sacked for failing to declare penalty points
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A Hackney police officer has been sacked for failing to declare nine penalty points in order to get an insurance certificate.
Matthew Challis was fined £500 after being convicted of withholding the points in September. He had been given them on three separate occasions between 2010 and 2014.
He was dismissed without notice on Friday at a misconduct hearing, after it was decided he had breached the standards of professional behaviour regarding honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.
Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley chaired the hearing. He said: “Trust of the public is essential to the British Policing Model and the reputation of the Metropolitan Police Service is built upon it.
“This officer consciously withheld information which he knew would break the law.
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“He has therefore made his position with our organisation untenable to serve the public who, rightly so, deserve the highest standards from their officers.”
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