PCSO convicted of intimidating a witness in harassment case
A serving Metropolitan Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been convicted of intimidating a witness in a harassment case.
PCSO Mohammed Zaman, attached to the West Area Command Unit, was found guilty last Friday (4 March) following a trial at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, in charge of policing for Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow, said: “This is an extremely serious offence and one which undermines the trust and confidence people have in our organisation.
“There is no room for anyone in the Met who thinks this kind of behaviour is acceptable. We will always investigate those who do not meet the very high standards we expect and make sure they are brought to account.”
On 24 March 2021, PCSO Zaman was off duty when he met a woman, who at the time was a victim in a harassment case.
He spoke to her and used words that intimidated her, saying that he and his friends knew where she lived.
This was reported to police and an investigation was launched by the West Area Command Unit. PCSO Zaman was arrested the following day.
He was subsequently charged on 15 April 2021 and suspended from duty.
He will be sentenced on Friday, 8 April.
Now that criminal proceedings have concluded misconduct proceedings will take place.