Met police offcer has been given a final written warning for appearing on a reality show without permission.
After a misconduct hearing, PC Khafilat Kareem, was handed a final written warning for appearing on Nigerian version of Big Brother.
The panel found, PC Kareem had breached standards of professional behaviour in relation to “orders and instructions” and “discreditable conduct”.
Detective chief superintendent Andy Day, Transformation Directorate, said: “Permission was refused for PC Kareem to appear on the Nigerian version of Big Brother as it was felt it was not in the best interest for either her or the Metropolitan Police Service to take part. Despite this refusal, she went on the show anyway.
“A detailed investigation was carried out by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards which concluded PC Kareem should face gross misconduct proceedings.
“Being a police officer means you must abide by the standards of professional behaviour.
“PC Kareem’s behaviour clearly fell far short and she has been given a final written warning.”
In 2019, the police officer requested unpaid leave to appear on the show.
Although the leave request was granted, she was not given permission to appear on the show.
She then left the UK, taking her work laptop with her, which she then surrendered to the show’s organisers in July 2019.