Police firearms officer fired over ‘obscene seflies’

PC Peter Stallard took photographs of himself and police equipment and sent them to a stranger

Tess de La Mare
Friday 29 September 2017 18:24
PC Stallard's actions 'amounted to gross misconduct', the Met said
PC Stallard's actions 'amounted to gross misconduct', the Met said

A specialist firearms officer has been kicked out of the Metropolitan Police for taking obscene images of himself in uniform and sending them to a stranger.

PC Peter Stallard was dismissed from the Met following a gross misconduct hearing on September 28.

It was found he had taken seven photos - some of which were obscene selfies - while on duty in December last year, showing police vehicles, his uniform and police equipment.

He later sent all seven images along with an eighth obscene selfie to a member of the public he had never met in person.

A misconduct panel ruled that the photos made it obvious that Stallard had taken the photos while on duty and in uniform at a police station.

The Met said in a statement: “The panel found the allegations proven and that they had breached the standards of professional behaviour in such a serious way that this amounted to gross misconduct.

“The panel determined that the only appropriate sanction was dismissal without notice.”

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