Metropolitan Police officer sacked after ‘sexually harassing’ female colleague

Detective Sergeant Marvin Turner will be added to a barred list held by the College of Policing

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A Metropolitan Police officer who was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague has been sacked.

Detective Sergeant Marvin Turner made “repugnant” sexualised comments and touched the female officer in a sexual manner without her consent while on night duty in June 2021, according to the force.

Turner was dismissed after he was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour with regard to discreditable conduct and authority, and respect and courtesy.

Superintendent Martin Rolston, from the East Area Command Unit which includes Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering, said: “It is clear that DS Marvin Turner has no place in policing.

“His actions are thoroughly reprehensible. He took advantage of his position as a supervising officer to put a junior colleague in a very unpleasant situation.

Metropolitan Police officer sacked after ‘sexually harassing’ female colleague
Metropolitan Police officer sacked after ‘sexually harassing’ female colleague

“His behaviour was repugnant and falls well below the standard we – and the public – expect.

“It is right that he has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service.”

After the matter was reported, Turner was placed on restricted duties from July 2 2021.

Following an investigation by officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards, a report was submitted to senior officers who found he had a case to answer for gross misconduct.

The matter was also investigated criminally, however, it was determined that the case did not meet the threshold for a referral to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Turner will be added to a barred list held by the College of Policing, meaning he cannot be employed by police bodies or fire and rescue services.