Whole South London Police Unit Suspended


Bromley probe covers allegations of drug deals, speeding fine trickery and skiving off patrols

Whole South London Police Unit Suspended.

A WHOLE Metropolitan police unit in south London faces a probe on allegations of corruption and laziness, including the supply of drugs and failure to bother with patrols.

"This investigation includes matters of alleged criminality and alleged misconduct, from people simply not doing their job properly to serious criminal activity such as drugs supply," said Charles Griggs, Bromley Borough Commander.

"If found proven we will take robust action."

The six officers who make up the Mottingham and Chislehurst North team, part of Bromley's police zone, are under various investigations including:

• One Police and Community Support Officer arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs, as well as suspicion of harbouring an offender.
• A second PCSO arrested for suspicion of misconduct in a public office: he is suspected of making police checks on behalf of the first PCSO.
• A WPC arrested on suspicion of falsifying information about speeding points on behalf of her partner.
• Three other officers investigated for misconduct for non-criminal misdemeanours, such as not going out on patrol.

"It's only right that the Met carries out investigations when there are suggestions that officers or staff have acted in a way that does not meet the standards we and the public expect," added Griggs.

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