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Former Metropolitan Police Service detention officer acquitted of two counts of sexual assault

Following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation a former civilian member of staff at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been acquitted of two counts of sexual assault at Isleworth Crown Court.

 Karamat Muhammad, 25 from Isleworth, was a civilian dedicated detention officer (DDO), based at Hounslow police station, when he was accused of sexually assaulting a 35-year-old woman who had been arrested and detained in September 2017. On conclusion of our investigation we shared our investigation report and its findings with the MPS, who agreed that former DDO Muhammad had a case to answer for gross misconduct.

We also referred Mr Muhammad’s case to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration as to whether he may have committed a criminal offence. He was subsequently charged with two counts of sexual assault. Following a trial at Isleworth Crown Court which concluded yesterday, he was acquitted of the two counts.

Regional director for London Jonathan Green said: 

“The role of a dedicated detention officer is to ensure the safe and effective detention of those who are in custody.

 “Our investigation concluded that Mr Muhammad had a case to answer for gross misconduct. However, owing to the fact he resigned from the MPS in January 2018 no disciplinary action can be brought against him.”

 

Channel website: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/

Original article link: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/news/former-metropolitan-police-service-detention-officer-acquitted-two-counts-sexual-assault

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