A POLICE officer is questioned over allegations that he abused his position by making sexual advances to a bar manager while checking licenses.
Investigators are looking at CCTV footage to see if Sergeant Adam Berry approached the woman.
He was placed in restricted duties.
Last year’s alleged misconduct came just weeks after fellow Met officer Wayne Couzens murdered Sarah Everard.
It is claimed Sgt Berry met with the manager to discuss concerns the bar had become a hideout for gang members.
He then approached her while off duty at another location in south east London and was allegedly caught on CCTV putting his hand behind her head to try and kiss her.
A Met spokesperson confirmed action had been taken and said: ‘The officer has been placed on restricted duties.
“A referral has been made to the Independent Police Ethics Office and we await their assessment on how the matter should progress.”
A spokesperson for the IOPC said: “After careful assessment of a driving referral by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to this incident, we have determined that it is appropriate that an investigation be conducted locally by the strength.”
It is understood Sgt Berry has denied any wrongdoing.
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Couzens, 48, was sentenced to life for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sarah, 33.
He faked an arrest of the marketing executive as she returned home to Clapham Common, south London, in March 2021.