Serving Bromley police officer Michael Burgess kicked out for ‘gross misconduct’

PUBLISHED: 10:02 27 March 2017

New Scotland Yard in central London.

New Scotland Yard in central London.


The officer had a case to answer under the Met’s ‘honesty and integrity’ standards

A police constable serving in Bromley has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service after failing to win a case regarding honesty and integrity in his behaviour.

The decision was made after a two-day misconduct hearing, which finished on Thursday.

Michael Burgess claimed to have completed an arrest enquiry on a man who had failed to answer to bail.

He filled out an entry form on police systems and told his supervisors that he had done so, but it was later revealed no arrest enquiry had taken place.

Burgess was called in to defend his case under the Met’s ‘Standards of Professional Behaviour under ‘honesty and integrity’.

A panel decided his actions amounted to gross misconduct, and he was dismissed from the force without notice.

Detective Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, of the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards, said: “Police officers must be honest and act with integrity as a fundamental value to their character.

“Sadly this officer has made a false entry on the crime report then compounded the false entry by misleading his supervisor. His conduct has fallen below what the public rightly expect from their police service.”

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