Keith Wallis and James Glanville have both been sacked from the Metropolitan Police Service for lying about the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' affair.
Wallis was found to have breached Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to honesty and integrity; confidentiality; orders and instructions; and discreditable conduct and sentenced to 12 months in prison on 6 February after he pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.
Wallis had been arrested under Operation Alice after claiming in an email to his local MP that he had witnessed former Conservative chief whip Mitchell call a police officer a pleb outside Downing Street in September 2012.
Wallis initially claimed he had been outside Downing Street at the time of the alleged incident but was later told by investigating officers that he did not appear in CCTV footage of the scene. Wallis then came clean, admitting he'd lied about witnessing the incident and had provided a false account to his MP.
A second officer, James Glanville, was also struck off from the service during the hearing, which was attended by the Sutton Coldfield MP.
Glanville was arrested in January 2013 on suspicion of the unauthorised disclosure of information to the media.
Although he was not at the Downing Street gates, he passed on information to the Sun newspaper and subsequently lied about his actions in statements given to detectives from the Alice team.
A summary report of the overview of the MPS investigation was published by the IPCC and outlines the key conduct issues facing those officers. Read the report here:
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