Thursday, February 22, 2007

Britain: A Sikh police inspector arrested on suspicion of money laundering has been sacked after he was found guilty of misconduct

Manchester Evening News:

Bal Singh

Sikh officer Bal Singh, 39, was dismissed by Greater Manchester Police following an internal inquiry into claims of dishonesty.

Mr Singh was held in a dawn swoop at his home in Heald Green, Stockport, in November 2005.

He was questioned on suspicion of laundering and perverting the course of justice but no charges were brought by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Mr Singh joined the force in 1989 and was based mainly at Wythenshawe where he was a community inspector.

It is understood he played a key role in providing Asian cultural advice to forces across the UK.

He was suspended from duty following his arrest and later announced that he was taking GMP to an employment tribunal alleging racial discrimination.

Those proceedings were adjourned until the outcome of the disciplinary hearing which was revealed today.

A statement issued by GMP said: "Greater Manchester Police expects the highest professional standards from all officers and staff and any allegation of inappropriate behaviour is thoroughly investigated.

"A 39-year-old officer has today been dismissed from GMP after a misconduct hearing. Six allegations of dishonesty or behaving without integrity and one allegation of bringing discredit on the police service have been proved.

"The officer had been suspended from duty and now has 14 days to ask for the chief constable (Michael Todd) to review the findings.

"Due to the possibility of a review of the findings, GMP is unable to comment further."

Inspector sacked for misconduct

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