Barking, Havering and Redbridge police detective sacked without notice after falsifying evidence, using racist language and drinking on the job

The officer was taken to hospital after a driver reversed his car into a police car and then drove o

The officer was taken to hospital after a driver reversed his car into a police car and then drove off. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A police detective working in the Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge tri-borough area has been sacked with immediate effect from the Metropolitan Police after he was found to have committed gross misconduct.

A misconduct hearing heard that Det Con Mark Eve, attached to the East Area Command Unit, had tried to falsify evidence, used racially offensive language, and copied and shared a personal photograph of a colleague.

A panel found that each of these allegations was proven, and that they amounted to gross misconduct.

It was also heard that Mr Eve had possessed offensive weapons, interviewed a suspect at home without the correct authority, conducted unauthorised surveillance and drank alcohol on duty.

Each of these allegations was also proven, but the panel deemed these as a slightly lower level of misconduct.

An allegation that Mr Eve had been storing pornographic images on a mobile phone belonging to the Metropolitan Police was not proven.

Mr Eve was dismissed without notice upon the conclusion of the hearing.

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He was told his conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of: Honesty and Integrity; Discreditable Conduct; Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and Duties and responsibilities.

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