Police Misconduct Appeal – Ex PC Emilio Sabatino

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Venue: City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA


Tribunal information

Ex PC Emilio Sabatino appeals against the findings following findings and outcome made under the Police (Conduct) Regulation 2012.


Findings made under the 2012 Conduct Regulations:

In August 2015, whilst off duty at a bar in Central London, ex PC Emilio Sabatino

  1. misused his warrant card by producing it on two occasions.
  2. swore at a security guard and raised his middle finger towards him.
  3. used a racially offensive term towards the security guard.


Standards of Professional Behaviour breached:

The panel found that Ex PC Emilio Sabatino breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, namely those paragraphs relating to:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The panel found that the breaches of Standards of Professional Behaviour amounted to gross misconduct.


Outcome following misconduct hearing

Dismissal without notice.


The appeal under Rule4(4)(a)  that the finding and sanction imposed was unreasonable was dismissed -  However, the panel considered the appeal under rule 4(4)(c) in relation to breach of the procedures. They identified a number of errors which were unfair and could have materially affected the finding in relation to the allegation that ex PC Emilio Sabatino used a racially offensive term towards the security guard. Therefore they have upheld the appeal under Rule 4(4)(c).

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