Two local cops face the sack for bad behaviour

Both men are due to face misconduct hearings next week
By Victoria Munro

(credit: Met)
(credit: Met)

Two local cops could be sacked next week after being caught red-handed behaving badly.

Diego Ayala-Zabala, who has since resigned from the force, was caught last year driving without insurance and “otherwise than in accordance with his licence”.

Special constable Ahmed Moulvi, meanwhile, is accused of having “applied for and received expenses payments for more hours of work than he had actually completed”.

Both men were based at the basic command unit in North East London, which covers both Waltham Forest and Newham.

The Met Police website states Ayala-Zabala was stopped by police on 14th April last year and pleaded guilty to driving offences at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on 28th May.

He received a £369 fine and was ordered to pay a £36 victim surcharge and £90 of court costs. He also received eight points on his licence.

He chose to resign from the force on 20th October that year but his misconduct hearing on 16th February may find he would have been dismissed if still a serving officer.

Special Constable Ahmed Moulvi, who has not chosen to leave the force, will have his case heard by a panel on 17th February and is accused of failing to “act with honesty and integrity”.