Officer dismissed after being caught speeding at 122mph
An officer who was caught speeding at more than 50mph above the speed limit has been dismissed without notice.
Police Constable Maurice Maison was found to have been travelling at 122mph on a 70mph road after he was stopped in September last year while driving his private vehicle.
His behaviour was described as “completely reckless” and he was dismissed following a misconduct hearing on Tuesday (July 20).
PC Maison, who was attached to the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) North Area Command Unit, had appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on February 3, where he pleaded guilty to driving at excess speed. He is due to be sentenced in October
MPS Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, in charge of policing for the boroughs of Enfield and Haringey, said: “PC Maison’s behaviour was completely reckless and put other road users at significant risk.
“Police officers are never above the law and there was no valid reason for PC Maison to be driving at such high speeds.
“We expect all of our officers to uphold our high standards of behaviour and do not accept conduct of this nature which undermines confidence in our organisation.”
After hearing the evidence, the chair of the misconduct panel found the officer had breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct, amounting to gross misconduct.