Undercover police and sexual relationships (3)

Plenary on 2018-11-01
Session date: 
November 1, 2018
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What disciplinary action has the Metropolitan Police Service taken with regard to police officers who were involved in, and knew of, deception by undercover officers to form sexual relationships?


Answer for Undercover police and sexual relationships (3)

Answer for Undercover police and sexual relationships (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 3rd May 2018 Jim Boyling was dismissed from the Met without notice after a gross misconduct case against him was found to be proven. This followed an independently overseen investigation by Operation Herne, that covered the deployment of undercover officers.  He was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to honesty and integrity, authority, respect and courtesy, orders and instructions, and discreditable conduct.

There are two other ongoing investigations in relation to former officers alleged to have been involved in sexual relationships.