PC Daniel Francis Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Daniel Francis of Metropolitan Police Service View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On 1st November 2019, PC Daniel Francis was driving a marked police vehicle which was fitted with blue lights and warning equipment. Whilst on Whitton Road, Hounslow, PC Francis attempted to catch up with another vehicle but did not activate his blue lights or warning equipment.  Whilst approaching Hounslow train station at speeds approaching 60mph in a 20 mph limit, PC Francis collided with two pedestrians on a zebra crossing. One pedestrian died of the injuries he sustained, the second was seriously injured.

On the 7 December 2021 at the Central London Magistrates’ Court, PC Francis was convicted of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and on 4 February 2022 in respect of the said conviction PC Francis was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 2 years and 240 hours unpaid work.

It is alleged that these matters amount to gross misconduct in that, if proven, they are so serious as to justify dismissal.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 93 Misconduct Hearings
    86% held in public

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS / "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the square mile of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.

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