Met police officer dismissed over taxi fight with family after charity night out

Met police officer dismissed over taxi fight with family after charity night out

A METROPOLITAN POLICE officer has been dismissed from the force following allegations of violence while off-duty.    

A misconduct hearing which concluded yesterday found that PC Thomas Greany – who is part of the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection command – had not met the standards expected of an officer.

“PC Greany has let himself and his colleagues down as a result of his off-duty behaviour,” said Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, of the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

“Physical aggression is never acceptable and it is particularly disappointing to hear how PC Greany was in fact the aggressor or main aggressor in this event."

He added: “These are not the standards we expect of our officers and which the public rightly deserve, therefore it is right he is dismissed with immediate effect."

PC Greany faced allegations that while off-duty he was involved in several violent incidents, which took place in the early hours of November 22, 2015.

While returning from a charity event at The Auction House in Luton, a row took place between members of PC Greany’s family travelling in a taxi.

After the taxi stopped PC Greany was seen to be involved in a violent altercation with a woman, who turned out to be his sister.

Other people, who were travelling in a following taxi, intervened in order to stop the fight that was taking place.

It was alleged that PC Greany later assaulted several of these people in Hyde Road, Caddington, Luton.

It was alleged that he engaged in repeated physical fighting and did so without seeking to disengage , prevent the fights or stop them from escalating.

The panel found the case of gross misconduct to be proven and the officer was dismissed without notice.