London crime: police officer found in possession of class A drugs resigns



A Met police officer who has now resigned has been the subject of a conduct hearing for possession of Class A drugs.

The panel concluded that the former PC Dalphinis had committed serious misconduct for possession of MDMA and, if he was still on duty, would have been fired.

He was found with half a pill of ecstasy and admitted he took the other half the day before.

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Dalphinis received a community resolution and was found guilty of improper conduct.

Dalphinis joined the Met Police in February 2020 and was on a performance development program when he stepped down in September this year.

After discovering he had half a pill of MDMA in his possession, the conduct hearing revealed that he had discredited the police department.

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The result of the hearing indicates, in accordance with paragraph 4.16 of the guidelines of the College of Police Services: ” it is unacceptable that the police, who are responsible for upholding the law, themselves break the law and that this brings the service into disrepute. “

On December 22, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball QPM noted: “This breach of trust is even greater when their behavior fuels a criminal industry which has a very negative impact on public safety.

Former PC Dalphinis did not provide a response under Rule 54.

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