Britain's most senior police officer, speaking after the sentencing of Pc Keith Wallis, said that the officer - who is one year away from retirement - would now be the subject of a misconduct process "as soon as possible".
Pc Wallis's actions have clearly fallen way below the standards that me, my fellow police officers and the public demand.
I expect my officers to serve the public without fear or favour. Where officers break the law they must expect to be held to account and answer for what they have done.
Yesterday I apologised personally to Mr Mitchell that an MPS officer clearly lied about seeing him behaving in a certain manner.
Today, I apologise to the public for Pc Wallis's behaviour.
Two officers from the DPG have received final written warnings and a third officer has undergone management action in relation to inappropriate comments, the Met confirmed.
Wallis, along with four other officers from DPG, will be the subject of gross misconduct hearings due to start at the end of the month.
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