Met police sergeant sacked for racist and homophobic comments and 'ignoring' call to fatal stabbing

Sergeant Kirsten Treasure failed to respond to a call for assistance when a man was stabbed 200 times

Samuel Osborne@SamuelOsborne93
Saturday 28 May 2016 20:00
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Sergeant Kirsten Treasure, who worked in Croydon, south London, has been dismissed without notice
Sergeant Kirsten Treasure, who worked in Croydon, south London, has been dismissed without notice

A Metropolitan Police sergeant accused of racism, homophobia and ignoring a call to a fatal stabbing has been dismissed after being found guilty of gross misconduct.

Sergeant Kirsten Treasure, who worked in Croydon, south London, failed to respond to a call for assistance when a man was fatally stabbed.

Andrew Else, 52, died after being stabbed 200 times in Selsdon Park Road, Croydon on 24 April, 2014.

A misconduct hearing was told Ms Treasure also made derogatory, demeaning, racist and homophobic comments about fellow officers and members of the public on 15 occasions.

It was also alleged in May 2014 she refused permission for an officer to investigate a a shoplifting.

A month later, she was accused of asking an officer to provide the names of officers who had complained about her behaviour. She allegedly pressured an officer not to give evidence against her.

Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, Directorate of Professional Standards, said: "The catalogue of misconduct by this officer is truly shocking.

"PS Treasure has abandoned her sworn oath to protect the people of London and had no regard for the victim, Andrew Else.

"Her language and behaviour has left no room for her to remain within a police service which demands the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

"Her attitudes to people, be they colleagues, the public or victims of crime, have been shown to be appalling, the polar opposite of what those of a police officer should be, and it is clear that the panel were fully justified in dismissing this officer."

Ms Treasure has been dismissed without notice.

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