In a statement issued by Bedfordshire Police, a spokesperson said DC Mohammed Hussain was dismissed with immediate effect last week after a gross misconduct hearing found he had failed to properly investigate the woman’s claim that her ex-partner had breached a non-molestation order.
“In addition, DC Hussain was also found to have failed to meet the standards of fairness, impartiality, respect and courtesy in how he had treated other domestic abuse victims,” the spokesperson said.
“This included failing to conduct thorough enquiries in relation to their cases, as well as making inappropriate comments to victims.”
Following the case, Detective Chief Superintendent Dee Perkins, head of crime and public protection at the force, said: “Mohammed Hussain’s actions are totally against our policies and values.
“He tried to reflect his own misguided beliefs on to the people he should have been protecting. As a result, his position with the force was entirely untenable, and I hope this case reassures victims that we will not tolerate such behaviour.
“Those subjected to domestic abuse often have to overcome numerous physical and emotional barriers to speak to the police, and we have a duty to support them in every way possible through that journey.
“All of the victims let down by this officer have been engaged, supported and safeguarded by our Emerald officers, with thorough investigations carried out and positive action taken against the offenders.
“We understand how difficult it can be to report abuse, and so we want our message to be clear to those who need our help – please come forward to speak to us, we will believe you.”
DC Hussain was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour on four counts following a four-day hearing at King’s House in Bedford, which concluded on Thursday, December 3.