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BTP officer dismissed from force

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A British Transport Police officer was dismissed on Friday (1 June), after a hearing found he had breached the standards of professional behaviour.

Det Ch Insp Iain Miller, based in London, was found to have travelled off duty in first class on a train, using a Force-issued pass outside of the purpose for which it was intended.

He was therefore found to have breached the standards of Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities, Authority, Respect and Honesty and Integrity.

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock said: "As someone who oversaw the standards of professional behaviour of other officers, ex-DCI Miller would have been acutely aware of the importance of honesty and integrity in ensuring public trust in the police. 

“It is regrettable that he not only misused a privilege offered by the railway industry but also chose to mislead the inspectors when challenged. The panel clearly considered this to be an abuse of trust as well as dishonest behaviour.

“All officers, regardless of their position, are expected to follow our clear standards of behaviour and ethics at all times and this outcome should provide a stark reminder of the consequences of any breach of those standards."

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