An officer has been dismissed by a misconduct panel after pleading guilty to making indecent images of children following an investigation.
PC Christopher Exley (33), based in the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Operations, was dismissed after admitting to four counts of making indecent images of children following a proactive investigation by the force’s Paedophile Unit.
The misconduct panel, on Friday January 11, found that PC Exley’s actions brought serious discredit on the Met.
He had earlier admitted the charges on December 10 at Southwark Crown Court.
Directorate of Professional Standards Commander Allan Gibson said following the hearing: “PC Exley has let everyone in the Metropolitan Police Service down.
“It should be noted that he was identified and held to account by officers who I am sure are appalled that a colleague should have been engaged in these crimes.”
As previously reported on PoliceOracle.com it was believed the images were found on Exley’s computer at home.
He is due to be sentenced at the same court on January 28.