Met officer investigated over Police Federation fraud allegations

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The UK’s public prosecutor has been asked to consider bringing charges against a Met Police officer over fraud allegations.

Three serving police officers, two from the Met and one from South Wales, and another retired Greater Manchester police officer, were arrested in March 2016.

Concerns were raised regarding the use of funds belonging to the Police Federation of England and Wales, which represents rank and file officers.

It related to the transfer of £1 million to a charitable account in 2015.

An investigator for watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) concluded that an MPS officer has a case to answer for gross misconduct and made the referral. The other two officers and retired officer have no case to answer.

IPCC deputy chairwoman Sarah Green said: “This has been a complex financial investigation and I have now decided to make a referral to the CPS as our investigation has found that there is an indication that one officer may have committed a criminal offence.

“I am now satisfied we have gathered all the available evidence and it is now for the Crown Prosecution Service to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to commence criminal proceedings.”

Additional reporting by Press Association.


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