A Met policeman who sent a photo of his penis to a female ex-colleague kept his job after being reported to the force, it has been revealed.
The probationary constable in his twenties allegedly sent the explicit image via Whatsapp to 64-year-old Jill Knight in May – five months after she retired.
He had previously made a comment about exposing his penis and asked her on a date to ‘teach him anything other than police work’, reports The Times.
Ms Knight, who worked as a recruit trainer at Hendon police college, reported the picture the next day but was informed that it was not a criminal offence.
The policeman apologised and said he meant to send the image to his partner, although did not remove it.
Since the revelations have come to light, the officer has been placed under criminal investigation and is currently on restricted duties.
A Met policeman who sent a photo of his penis to a female ex-colleague kept his job after being reported to the force, it has been revealed. Pictured: Met Commissioner Cressida Dick, who 64-year-old Jill Knight wrote a letter to after being told it would be handled as misconduct
After being told it would be handled as misconduct, Ms Knight wrote to Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.
She said: ‘You cannot seize an officer’s phone under misconduct.
‘How do we know what else he is doing?’
Ms Knight said she was telling her story to ‘protect other potential victims’, adding: ‘It’s like nobody cares.’
Following the letter, a statement was taken over the phone in June.
On September 29, she received an email saying no further action would be taken in the way of a criminal offence.
Since the revelations have come to light, the probationary constable in his twenties has been placed under criminal investigation and is currently on restricted duties (file photo)
In a statement, the Met said: ‘The officer concerned has provided an account under caution.
‘A report has been submitted to a senior officer, who will make a decision on whether there is a case to answer for gross misconduct, and also whether the matter needs to be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision to be made on any criminal charges.
‘The officer concerned is currently on restricted duties.’