‘Who are you going to tell? I’m the police’: Scotland Yard officer who bound and gagged his female housemate with duct tape ‘because he thought it was funny’ is sacked
- PC Grigg dismissed from the Met Police after incident on December 2 last year
- Grigg guilty of false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm
A Met Police officer who used duct tape to restrain his female housemate then said ‘who are you going to tell, I’m the police’ has been sacked.
PC Sam Grigg, 36, tied up Natasha Rabinowitz by taping her wrists together behind her back, taping her ankles together and gagging her mouth in the kitchen of their shared home in Twickenham, south west London on December 2, last year.
He told the victim, in her 20s, he was doing it ‘because it’s funny,’ according to the Telegraph.
Having left her restrained for a period of time, he cut her free using a knife, cutting her in the process, the Met said.
Grigg, who was attached to the South West Basic Command Unit, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared via video-link at Kingston Crown Court earlier this month.
Scotland Yard said that an accelerated misconduct hearing at Westminster Magistrates on Monday found that Grigg breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of ‘discreditable conduct’ and he has been dismissed without notice.
Sam Grigg will now be added to the barred list held by the College of Policing
During the hearing John Howey, defending, said: ‘Mr Grigg accepts that he tied up the complainant. He takes no issue with anything she says.’
The Met said Ms Rabinowitz suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
Grigg was off duty at the time of the offence.
Judge Georgina Kent ordered a pre-sentence report and adjourned the sentencing hearing to February 10 at the same court.
The incident was reported on December 6 last year and Grigg was charged two days later.
After the misconduct hearing, Commander Jon Savell, in charge of the Met’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.
Anyone who appears on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies, the Independent Office for Police Conduct or His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.
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