A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced for assaulting a prisoner last February. PC Rohan Scarlett has been ordered to carry out a three month community order, a curfew, and to pay compensation to his victim.
PC Scarlett assaulted a prisoner while transporting him from Islington to Lewisham.
– Commander Allan Gibson, Metropolitan Police Service Directorate of Professional Standards
"I appreciate that there was alleged provocation in this case, but police officers are expected to remain professional at all times; irrespective of provocation. PC Scarlett failed to remain professional; he reacted and has paid the price of being convicted at court. Now that the criminal proceedings are complete the misconduct process can continue."