A serving British Transport Law enforcement (BTP) officer has been dismissed immediately after hashish crops and working paraphernalia was observed at her assets.
Even though attending an incident in Dartford on the night of June 7th 2021, on-duty law enforcement officers ended up diverted, for reasons that continue to be unclear, to the close by residence of the then off-obligation Computer system Amy Byrne.
Next a subsequent research of the house, which Miss Byrne experienced supplied to her employers as her official deal with, two hashish plants, cannabis seeds, a tent developed for rising vegetation, a half-smoked joint and ‘multi-colored deal bags’, some containing hashish, have been located.
The former BTP officer denied that the assets was hers and explained she was there visiting her boyfriend, who was arrested at the property following the lookup. Nevertheless, officers seeking the residence identified letters dealt with to Miss out on Byrne.
Talking to investigators about the discovery, Miss out on Byrne stated, “I understood very little about the hashish plants being cultivated at the handle when law enforcement arrested (my partner).”
Miss out on Byrne’s claim that she did not know that cannabis plants or any medication had been in the residence was described as ‘not credible’ by the BTP Main Constable Lucy D’Orsi, who went on to say “The pictures and human body-worn online video clearly show that the hashish cultivation was very conspicuous and it is not possible that anybody paying any time at that address could have been unaware of it. I further more discovered that the rationale that the officer lied in relation to her dwelling at that deal with was because she wished to attempt to disassociate herself with the evident symptoms that hashish experienced been cultivated there.”
A disciplinary hearing was held on Tuesday 10th January 2022 in Miss out on Byrne’s absence, exactly where she was uncovered guilty. Miss out on Byrne had tendered her resignation the former week and refused to show up at. However, right before her resignation became helpful she was dismissed with no discover, for gross misconduct.
The misconduct recognize states that each Miss Byrne and her boyfriend had been arrested on suspicion of drug prices at the scene of the discovery, it is unsure although if both celebration will obtain any prison costs.
In 2021 a senior Met Law enforcement officer who experienced previously been involved in anti-drug functions, and had chaired disciplinary hearings which resulted in police officers being sacked for drug use, was accused of getting medicines including hashish and other psychedelics. His hearing will proceed on 30th January 2023.