Serving officer Adam Zaman’s charge relates to an incident alleged to have occurred in the City of London when he was off-duty
Serving Metropolitan Police officer, PC Adam Zaman, has been charged with rape.
The 28-year-old officer, who is based on the East Area Command Unit, was charged by the City of London Police on Wednesday.
PC Adam Zaman’s charge relates to an incident alleged to have occurred in the City of London when he was off-duty.
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, the force has said.
This comes after the police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard has lodged for an appeal in order to reduce the length of his sentence. The Metropolitan Police firearms officer had used his position of power to stage an arrest and kidnap Ms Everard as she was walking home. He was handed a whole life order for the crime in September.
PC Adam Zaman, who is based on the East Area Command Unit, was charged by the City of London Police today.
The 28-year-old has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
The charge relates to an incident that is alleged to have taken place in the City of London on Sunday, when Zaman was off-duty.
He was then arrested the following day.
The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and PC Zaman has been suspended.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, Policing Commander for the East Area Command Unit, said the force “acted swiftly” when the allegation was reported.
He said: “I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence.
“We absolutely share that concern.
“We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police.
This comes after Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is facing mounting calls to resign, after Wayne Couzens – nicknamed ‘The Rapist’ by colleagues – was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of Sarah Everard.
He continued by saying:
“Specialist support is being provided to the complainant.
“PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course.
“Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk.”
The matter has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.