- PC Isaque Rodrigues-Leitecarried out the offences between 2019 and 2020
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been discovered responsible of quite a lot of offences together with false imprisonment and coercive and controlling behaviour over a two-year interval.
PC Isaque Rodrigues-Leite of the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) was discovered responsible of 4 counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by beating, one rely of coercive and controlling behaviour and one rely of felony injury following the conclusion of a trial at Croydon Crown Court docket on Friday, November 10.
He was discovered not responsible of two counts of false imprisonment and one rely of constructing threats to kill.
He will likely be sentenced on the identical court docket on January 16, 2024.
The court docket heard how PC Rodrigues-Leite carried out the offences over a interval of two years in 2019 and 2020 the place he repeatedly used threats and intimidation in opposition to a lady he knew.
PC Isaque Rodrigues-Leite of the Roads and Transport Policing Command, (RTPC) was discovered responsible of 4 counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by beating, one rely of coercive and controlling behaviour and one rely of felony injury
The trial at Croydon Crown Court docket concluded on Friday, November 10
The lady contacted police in September 2020 and PC Rodrigues-Leite was arrested.
In January 2022, PC Rodrigues-Leite pleaded not responsible to 12 counts in complete at Croydon Magistrates’ Court docket.
He has been suspended throughout the investigation.
Detective Superintendent Christina Jessah from RTPC, mentioned: ‘I do know that the character of this case will likely be regarding to Londoners. I totally acknowledge that. I additionally wish to reaffirm our dedication that we’re working to enhance and solely make use of employees who share our values and the requirements that our communities anticipate.
‘PC Rodrigues-Leite’s behaviour is reprehensible and it’s proper that he has been held to account earlier than a court docket. We rely on the belief of the general public and we all know that this has been severely undermined not too long ago. Throughout the Met, we’re decided to win again that belief.
‘The sufferer on this case confirmed nice bravery in coming ahead, regardless of being informed by Rodrigues-Leite she wouldn’t be taken critically. We hope this case exhibits how critically we take these offences, irrespective of who the perpetrator could also be.
‘Anybody who believes they’re a sufferer of home abuse, in no matter type, ought to have the arrogance to return ahead to police. We’ll do every little thing in our energy to assist and assist you.’
The Met Police mentioned that now that the felony course of has concluded, misconduct issues will begin.