MPS PCSO jailed for witness intimidation
A serving police community support officer (PCSO) at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been jailed for witness intimidation.
PCSO Mohammed Zaman, attached to the West Area Command Unit, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday (May 16) where he was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment. This followed his conviction at a trial at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 4.
On March 24, 2021, PCSO Zaman was off duty when he met a woman who was a victim in a harassment case. He spoke to her and used words that intimidated her, saying that he and his friends knew where she lived.
This was reported to police and an investigation was launched by the West Area Command Unit. PCSO Zaman was arrested the following day. He was subsequently charged on April 15, 2021 and suspended from duty.
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, in charge of policing for Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow, said: “The actions of this officer have undermined the trust and confidence that people have in our organisation. His actions are not representative of the standards of behaviour that we expect from our employees and we will always investigate those who do not meet those standards and hold them to account.”
The MPS said now that criminal proceedings have concluded, misconduct proceedings against the officer will take place as soon as possible.