PC’s lies about Clapham pub altercation sealed her fate

A former police officer would have been dismissed from the Met after a misconduct hearing found she lied to colleagues after becoming involved in an altercation in a pub in Clapham.

Alison Campbell – a former Detective Constable based in the Central North Command Unit – was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of ‘discreditable conduct,’ ‘honesty and integrity’ and ‘authority, respect and diversity’.

The hearing concluded that had she still been a serving officer, former DC Campbell would have been dismissed without notice.

Evidence was presented that former DC Campbell was off duty when she became involved in an altercation with two members of the public in a pub in Clapham in the early hours of July 25, 2021. The Met are not naming the pub.

Following this altercation she contacted police and claimed she had identified herself as a police officer after a victim of domestic violence had come forward to her and then been surrounded by up to 50 people acting aggressively – this was found to be untrue.

The hearing concluded on Thursday last week. Campbell resigned from the Met on Tuesday – the day before the hearing began.

Superintendent Jack Rowlands said: “The actions of former DC Campbell are shocking and have no place in the Met. After becoming involved in an altercation she attempted to extricate herself from the situation by lying to colleagues.

“It is right that she would have been dismissed from the Met had she remained a serving officer.”

Picture: The Met


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