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Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London
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Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached
- Honesty and integrity
Circumstances of Alleged Breaches
On 26 October 2019 a vehicle driven by PC Freedman was observed on Average Speed Cameras on the A10 in Hertfordshire travelling in excess of the speed limit on two separate occasions. PC Freedman was offered and accepted a conditional fixed penalty for one of the offences. Due to the excessive speed of the second offence (110mph) it was referred to Magistrates Court. PC Freedman then made an allegation to Hertfordshire Police that the number plates on his vehicle had been ‘cloned’. An investigation was carried out by Hertfordshire Police and PC Freedman was charged with Perverting the Course of Justice.
On 31 January 2022, PC Freedman appeared at St Albans Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to the Perverting the Course of Justice offence. On 28 February 2022 he was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for twelve months and ordered to carry out two hundred hours of unpaid work. In relation to the speeding offences he was awarded a total of nine penalty points, his driving licence was revoked and he was ordered to re-sit his driving test.
PC Freedman has resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service and his last day of service was 13 January 2022.
Metropolitan Police Service
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92 Misconduct Hearings
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