Met custody Sergeant sacked for racial slur in a pub

A police sergeant has been dismissed following the conclusion of a misconduct hearing on Thursday, 15 October.

Sgt Paul Robinson, attached to Met Detention, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.

On the 6 November 2019, Sgt Robinson, whilst off duty in a pub, was overheard making racially offensive comments about members of the public during a conversation with another man.

Once a complaint was received by the Met, an investigation was launched by the Directorate of Professional Standards.

Having considered all the evidence, the chair and panel at the hearing found all matters proven as gross misconduct and Sgt Robinson was dismissed without notice.

Commander Sue Williams, of Met Operations, said: “There is no place for racism in the Metropolitan Police Service. We expect our standards to be upheld by all officers and staff whether they are on, or off duty, and with these matters proven, it is appropriate Sgt Robinson has been dismissed.