Officer dismissed after pleading guilty to assault and false imprisonment

An officer who pleaded guilty to assault and false imprisonment has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Jan 31, 2023
By Paul Jacques

At an accelerated misconduct hearing held on Monday (January 30) PC Sam Grigg was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of ‘discreditable conduct’ and was dismissed without notice.

Grigg used tape to unlawfully restrain a woman in a house in Twickenham on December 2 last year. Having left her restrained for a period of time, he cut her free using a knife, cutting her in the process.

The MPS said the victim, a woman aged in her twenties, and the officer were known to each other. The woman suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

Grigg, previously attached to the South West Command Unit, pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court earlier this month and will be sentenced on Friday, February 10.

The MPS said  Grigg was off-duty when the offences took place.

The incident was reported to police on December 6 and Grigg was arrested the same day.

He was charged on December 8 and immediately suspended.

Commander Jon Savell, in charge of the MPS’s professional standards department, said: “PC Grigg’s behaviour was totally unacceptable and I know it will cause concern among members of the public. He’s let down the Met and his colleagues who are committed to keeping the people of London safe.

“We took immediate action to suspend him from duty when his offending came to light and have now removed him from the organisation.

“We are determined to have a Met that the public can trust, with officers that people feel comfortable to approach. When someone fails to meet these standards, we will take action to remove them from our organisation.”

Grigg will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing.

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