Serving Detective Sergeant convicted of voyeurism offence

Convicted Cop Benjamin McNish Continued to Work for the Police after conviction.

Serving Detective Sergeant convicted of voyeurism offence

On 18 February 2019, DS McNish (formerly based at East Area BCU) had stayed in shared police accommodation in London, NW3 whilst attending a course. Also staying in the accommodation was a female colleague. Whilst his female colleague was in the shower, she alleged that DS McNish tried to view her in the bathroom using his mobile phone. He was arrested later that day for Voyeurism. 

On 10 June 2021 at Southwark Crown Court after a three-day trial DS McNish was found guilty of Voyeurism. On 14 July 2021 at Southwark Crown Court, DS McNish was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years. He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years. He was also ordered to complete a sexual offenders’ programme, attend rehabilitation and pay £750 in costs.

DS McNish later resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service and his last date of service was 19 August 2021.

In relation to the above, it was alleged that DS McNish had breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour as set out in Schedule 2 of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 in respect of ‘Discreditable Conduct’.

It was further alleged that this conduct amounted to gross misconduct and was so serious as to justify dismissal.

The hearing commenced at 10:30 hours on Wednesday 25 August 2021 & lasted for one day. The identity of victims/witnesses was protected during the hearing.

The hearing was held in public. The outcome decision was that former DS McNish would have been dismissed without notice, had he still been a serving officer. All allegations were found proven.

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