PC Christopher Bates Outcome

Outcome published Fri 7th Jan 2022


Allegations Proven

  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

Sanction: Final Written Warning


It was alleged that, between the 1 April 2018 to 31 October 2019, PC Christopher Bates obtained and disclosed 20 images to his partner. These images were taken from MPS intelligence and crime reporting systems, and were passed on via What’s App not for a policing purpose.

The case against him was found proved and the PC Bates was given a written warning.

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

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