PC Inga Gherghel Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

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Officer(s)

Constable Inga Gherghel of Metropolitan Police Service

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

It is alleged that during early 2020, PC Gherghel’s husband, along with another were responsible for the theft of large amounts of cash from members of an Organised Criminal Network (OCN). PC Gherghel’s husband, although not a police officer, was in pseudo-police uniform and wearing a MetVest.

On 28 April 2020 her husband was arrested. PC Gherghel was present when this occurred. A search was conducted at the home address where a MPS MetVest was found. In the cupboard where it was found, there were other coats, jackets, mobile phones also found inside, belonging to all occupants of the house, indicating that it was regularly used. The MetVest was clearly visible to anyone opening the cupboard. It had not been issued to PC Gherghel.

In addition to the MetVest, a shoebox was discovered in the wardrobe in the bedroom containing over £10,000 in cash.

It is alleged that the presence of the MetVest and the contents of the shoebox were known to PC Gherghel and that she knowingly concealed the presence of them, knowing or believing the money to be the proceeds of crime and the MetVest to be an article used in the course of a crime.

Alternatively, being aware of the presence of the said items, she wilfully failed to enquire further in to the origin or purpose of the items and as to what either might be doing in her flat.

The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

Metropolitan Police Service
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  • 92 Misconduct Hearings
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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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