Bexley police officer served final warning after failing to complete duties and responsibilities

PUBLISHED: 09:20 18 October 2018

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A police officer based in Bexley has been served a final warning after he allegedly placed a man in a choke hold during a fight.

Pc Philip Dean answered allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour in respect to use of force, duties and responsibilities, and honesty and integrity.

It was alleged that on July 2 and 3, 2016 Pc Dean placed a man in a choke hold during a fight twice, resulting in the man falling unconscious.

It was also alleged that he did not inform the custody officer of these actions following the man’s arrest.

Gross misconduct was proven for one matter of duties and responsibilities, while three matters of use of force, and one of honesty and integrity were not proven.

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