A custody officer has been given “one last chance” with his career after allegations he used unnecessary and excessive force on two detainees.
A Met Police gross misconduct hearing decided that Sgt Robert Phair should receive a final written warning for twice breaching standards of professional behaviour in October 2016.
The disciplinary panel decided no sanction was necessary for the first allegation on October 21 – proven at misconduct level only.
But the second – three days later – which breached the standards of professional behaviour; authority, respect and courtesy, use of force and discreditable conduct were found proven at gross misconduct.
Following the decision by the panel chairman, the Met detention officer will resume full duties.