Police officer keeps job after texting woman during riots trial

16:04 27 December 2012

Laura Johnson, 20, was jailed for two years. Picture: PA Wire

Laura Johnson, 20, was jailed for two years. Picture: PA Wire

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A police officer from Bromley has kept his job after sending a text message to a millionaire’s daughter on trial for burglary in connection with the London riots.

Det Con James Quigley gave evidence at Inner London Crown Court during the trial of 20-year-old Laura Johnson, after being sent to her Orpington home where she had received hostile letters.

The 38-year-old was placed on restricted duties while the Met Police’s directorate of professional standards investigated his conduct.

He received disciplinary action, but escaped accusations of gross misconduct and remains in his post.

A Met Police spokesman said: “A 38-year-old officer from Bromley was placed on restricted duties pending the outcome of an internal investigation following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

“He has since received disciplinary action.”

Johnson, a student at Exeter University, was handed a two year jail term in May after being found guilty of burglary and handling stolen goods.

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