One sergeant and a Pc were sacked after the Met's disciplinary panel found them guilty of gross misconduct. Another Pc and three of the team's community support officers resigned while a fourth was dismissed.
Three of the officers were also charged with criminal offences as well as police misconduct
Neighbourhood teams were introduced by the Met in 2004 and subsequently rolled out across the country
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