A Met police officer who sent an explicit photo to a former colleague has been allowed to keep his job despite being reported to the force, it has been revealed.
Jill Knight, 64, was given an image of a penis by a probation officer five months after forcibly retiring.
The man, in his twenties, had previously asked for a date and commented on the exposure of his genitals, as reported The temperature.
Ms Knight filed a complaint with the Met about the image, but was told it was not a criminal offense.
The 64-year-old, who worked for the Met for more than three decades, then wrote to Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.
The police officer claims the message was sent to Ms Knight in error and was intended for her partner.
The officer has been the subject of a criminal investigation and is performing restricted duties.
In a statement, the Met said, âThe Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is investigating after a formal complaint was filed by a former police staff member.
âThis complaint concerns an image sent to the complainant by a police officer on probation on duty from the Central East Command Unit.
âThe matter was reported to police on Thursday, May 20, 2021. It is being investigated by officers from the Met’s Professional Standards Branch (DPS).
âThe officer concerned was placed on restricted duty in June 2021 and provided a bond account in September 2021.
âA report has been submitted to a senior officer, who will decide whether to answer for serious misconduct, and also whether the case should be referred to the CPS for a decision on any criminal offense. charges.
“The Met Police take allegations of this nature very seriously and this matter is under a full DPS investigation.”