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Metropolitan Police Service staff to face misconduct proceedings over Anita Kapoor 999 call handling

Four Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) staff will face misconduct proceedings following an IPCC investigation into the force's handling of an emergency call regarding the welfare of a woman who was later found murdered.

The IPCC has completed its investigation into the way the MPS handled an emergency call raising concerns for the welfare of Anita Kapoor which was made on the morning of 23 June 2015.

The body of Ms Kapoor, 34, from Hayes in London, was found in a lay-by on the A413 at Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire later that day. Navin Mohan, 35, from Southall, was later convicted of her murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The IPCC's investigation looked at how the emergency call was graded and reviewed. Following the conclusion of the investigation, three MPS call centre staff and one MPS police constable will now face misconduct proceedings.

IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said:

"We have conducted a thorough investigation into the police response to the emergency call which was made on the morning of Ms Kapoor's death.

"We have discussed our report with the Metropolitan Police and agreed that four staff members should face misconduct proceedings, which will take place in due course.

"Our sympathy remains with Ms Kapoor's family and friends."

The misconduct proceedings will be held by the MPS on dates to be fixed. They are:

  • A gross misconduct hearing for a communication officer
  • A misconduct meeting for a communication supervisor
  • A misconduct meeting for a communication officer
  • A misconduct meeting for a police constable

The IPCC report will be considered for publication following the conclusion of the misconduct proceedings.

 

Channel website: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk

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