By Robert Firth, Local Democracy Reporter
A Met cop who told a junior colleague he wanted to squeeze her breasts and sent another a message saying he wanted to ‘lick’ her ‘an*s’ has escaped the sack.
PC David Seager also asked ‘intrusive and prurient questions’ about two junior officers’ relationship, a police misconduct hearing on Wednesday heard.
PC Seager, who joined the Met in 2016 and was based at Lewisham police station, was handed a final written warning lasting five years by a misconduct panel.
The hearing detailed how Seager approached a junior officer and said “your ti*s look amazing” during the first incident in June 2020. He then placed a hand in front of the officer’s breasts and told her “I would like to squeeze them”.
PC Seager denied the incident, but the panel described the female officer as a ‘credible witness’ and found the allegation on balance proven.
In the second incident, in November 2021, PC Seager sent a message to another colleague via Whatsapp, saying ‘haha I want to lick your an*s’.
Catherine Elliot, chairwoman of the misconduct panel, branded the message ‘disrespectful’ and said that it had come ‘out of the blue’ and had ‘shocked’ the officer who received it.
The panel also said that Seager’s conduct was ‘aggravated’ because he was in a senior position.
A fifth allegation relating to alleged inappropriate comments made by Seager to one of the junior officers was found unproven by the panel.
PC Seager said: “All my partners in my adult life have been non-white. I embrace equality.
“I’ve never had more fun than I have serving for the Met. I’ve seen myself as a guiding light for the Met. I’ve had rows with people about how the Met is. I have always defended the Met.”
In 2020, PC Seager was branded ‘heroic’ by the Met after he entered a burning building and rescued a person inside while out on a call in Lewisham. He was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene of the blaze.
Pictured top: PC David Seager (Picture: The Met)
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