West London PCSO convicted of intimidating a witness

A serving Met 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 on Friday (4 March) following a trial at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.

On 24 March 2021, Zaman was off duty when he met a woman, who at the time was a victim in a harassment case. He used words that intimidated her by claiming 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 charged on 15 April 2021 and suspended from duty. Zaman will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 8 April.

The Met said now that criminal proceedings have concluded, misconduct proceedings will take place as soon as possible.

Offence ‘undermines trust and confidence’ people have in The Met

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.”

Zaman is the latest addition to a list of serving and former west London police officers to be accused or found guilty of misconduct since the beginning of the year.

In February, two serving officers and a former policeman were charged with sending grossly offensive messages. Also in February, a west London police officer was sentenced for causing death by careless driving. In January a former west London police officer was charged with rape and a west London borough police commander was sacked for gross misconduct.

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