East London detective sacked over racist language and attempt to ‘falsify evidence’

A DETECTIVE for the Met Police’s East Area Command Unit has been sacked for attempting to falsify evidence, using racist language and drinking on the job.

DC Mark Eve, who covered the Havering, Barking, Dagenham and Redbridge areas, was dismissed without notice after a misconduct panel found he had breached four sections of the police code of conduct.

The panel found Eve had ‘sought to falsify evidence’, ‘used racially offensive and discriminatory language’ and ‘copied and shared a personal photo of a colleague’.

They found that these offences amounted to gross misconduct.

The panel also found that he ‘interviewed a suspect at his home without the correct authority’, ‘conducted unauthorised surveillance’, ‘possessed two offensive weapons’ and ‘drank alcohol on duty’.

They found these offences amounted to misconduct.

Eve was cleared of an allegation that he had stored pornographic images on a police mobile phone.

Charles Thomson

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