Anti-social behaviour

Police inspector in charge of 999 calls for anti-social behaviour is arrested… for anti-social behaviour

City of London police inspector Jo Northmore, in charge of handling all 999 calls about anti-social behaviour, was given an £80 fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly. At the time of her arrest, she was reportedly also abusive to the officers who stopped her as she stumbled along the road.

Scotland Yard has confirmed the arrest of a 38-year-old woman who was issued with a fixed penalty notice and the City of London Police have stated that a misconduct investigation has begun.

In theory, a misconduct investigation should be over very quickly and the inspector should be out trying to find a new job. In practice, though, she is not a member of the general public and unless there has been a dramatic change in policy, no further action, a reprimand, gentle tap on the wrist or, in extreme circumstances, early retirement on full pension and a consultancy career would be the expected options.

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