He had spied on woman in Southside Shopping Centre changing room
Primark in the Southside Shopping Centre. Picture: Google
The police have confirmed the sacking of Police Constable Swaleh Chaudhry who has pleaded guilty to spying on a woman in the changing room in the Southside Shopping centre of Wandsworth.
36-year-old Chaudry had been suspended from the force immediately after the offence in which he was seen filming a woman as she was getting changed in a Primark when he was off duty at the time.
Police were called to the shop just before 5pm on 30 March and Chaudhry, who at the time was attached to the Met’s Taskforce, was arrested at the scene and immediately suspended from duty.
During the course of the investigation, electronic devices belonging to PC Chaudhry were seized and forensically examined. It was discovered that PC Chaudhry was in possession of extreme pornography and indecent images of a child.
He pleaded guilty to voyeurism at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on 1 April and will be sentenced on 29 July.
He had already resigned from the service before a misconduct panel concluded he would have been dismissed without notice had he still been serving.
Chaudhry was subject to an accelerated misconduct hearing on Tuesday, 31 May, found he had breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.
Had PC Chaudhry not already resigned in April 2022, he would have been dismissed without notice.
Commander Kyle Gordon said: “Former Constable Chaudhry has been held to account via the courts and now through the Met’s own misconduct proceedings. As a result he will now be barred from joining any other UK police force. Former Constable Chaudhry behaved in a thoroughly reprehensible way and the Met has no place for officers who behave as he has.”
Chaudhry will now be placed on the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.
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June 2, 2022