A police officer had a physical relationship with a helpless teenage girl while friends were trying and investigating her disappearance, a misconduct board has determined.
PC Andrew Brooks, who retired from the Metropolitan Police in June 2019, was indicted for gross misbehavior over his relationship with a 17-year-old girl, who was also a disappeared person.
The jury heard how the former officer met the girl in his neighborhood town center on 15 July 2018 and asked her back to his house, where they “both engaged in physical activity.”
Mr. Brooks, who is 30, later discovered that the girl was 17, and a lost person and therefore helpless, according to the jury.
However, he proceeded to continue a relationship with her and attempted to put pressure on her to hide his identity, the council was told.
The Man Ordered The Girl To Hide Her Identity
The girl was introduced to as “Ms. X” in the misconduct trial, which discovered Mr. Brooks’ activities amounted to gross misconduct.
The jury decided that Mr. Brooks would have been fired for his behavior if he was still a serving and operating officer.
It was ordered that he breached police standards and policies through discreditable conduct and a lack of integrity and sincerity.