Waltham Forest cop charged with misconduct in public office

The charge relates to misuse of police systems over a three year period between 2018 and 2021

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A Waltham Forest police officer has been charged with seven counts of misconduct in a public office.

Currently suspended, PC Mohammed Rahman, was attached to the North East Basic Command Unit, which covers the boroughs of Waltham Forest and Newham. He was charged on 10th August. 

As the Evening Standard reports, PC Rahman appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (25th September), where he was given bail until his next appearance at Southwark Crown Court on 23rd October. 

The charges reportedly relate to misusing police systems between 2018 and 2021. PC Rahman allegedly made searches that related to himself and family members. He also allegedly searched up names, addresses, dates of birth of individuals, in addition to information relating to addresses, vehicle registration and a telephone number.

PC Rahman was charged following an investigation by the Met’s Anti-Corruption and Abuse Command.

He remains suspended from duty.