Detective Sergeant, 41, is being fired from the Met Police for cocaine possession after a bag of it fell out of his pocket in front of officers
- Detective Sergeant Wayne Stanley, 41, was off duty when he was arrested in 2019
- Surrey Police officers saw Stanley drop a package on the ground
- He was convicted of cocaine possession at Guildford Crown Court on May 20
- He was paroled yesterday after his cocaine conviction
A met police Detective Sergeant fired after being convicted of cocaine possession.
Detective Sergeant Wayne Stanley, 41, was arrested off duty on 28 December 2019 by Surrey Police attending an incident at a residential address.
Officers present at the scene saw Stanley drop a small package from his pocket onto the ground.
A forensic examination of the white powder determined it was cocaine.
Off-duty Detective Sergeant Wayne Stanley, 41, was arrested by Surrey Police officers after they saw him drop a suspicious package on the ground that later contained cocaine
At a hearing at the Empress State Building, home of the Met Police’s professional standards team, it was ruled that Stanley should be summarily released following his conviction for cocaine possession
Stanley, who was with the Met Operations Command, was summarily fired after a misconduct hearing at the Empress State Building yesterday.
After his arrest, he remained on restricted duty until his release yesterday.
Stanley was charged on April 6, 2021 and convicted at Guildford Crown Court on May 20, 2022. He was fined £750 and ordered to pay a further £2,250 in costs.
The misconduct hearing was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Helen Ball, who agreed that the former officer had breached professional standards at a level that was considered gross misconduct.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, commander of Met Operations, said: “The disappointing actions of this officer fell far short of the values and standards we seek to uphold.
“Our communities deserve the best from their police officers, and that kind of behavior has absolutely no place at the Met. Our professional standards team will continue to identify those who have let us down and ensure they are held accountable.’