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Officer accused of lying over pizza parlour fight is sacked

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Image caption Insp Jaswant Singh was outside the pizza parlour and would not have been able to properly risk-assess the incident, the misconduct panel ruled

A police officer who lied to hide his errors when responding to a fight at a pizza parlour has been sacked.

Insp Jaswant Singh was called by a sergeant to give back-up at the Olivio pizza takeaway in Stourbridge.

But he stayed outside the venue and would not have been able to properly risk-assess the incident. His account was also described as "implausible".

Insp Singh was found guilty of gross misconduct by a panel chaired by Assistant Chief Constable Carl Foulkes.

Despite having 24 years of service with West Midlands Police and numerous awards, including one for bravery, it concluded Insp Singh could not keep his job without "undermining" the public's trust in the force.

ACC Foulkes said Insp Singh had lied twice to his chief inspector about what happened, breaching the force's professional standards.

"His actions fell well sort of what could reasonably expected of an officer of his rank and experience," he said.

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