Scotland Yard officer investigated after sending 'inapproriate text' to millionaire's daughter Laura Johnson
PUBLISHED April 5, 2012
Detective Constable James Quigley is said to have contacted Laura Johnson before she gave evidence.
The message is not thought to contain anything sexual but the fact he contacted her at all could amount to Contempt of Court.
Johnson flagged it up to her barrister during the case at Inner London Crown Court and was told she had 'done exactly the right thing' by reporting it.
The matter is now being investigated by the Directorate of Professional Standards, the Met's internal investigations unit, and will be reviewed by Judge Patricia Lees, who presided over the three week trial.
If found proved the detective could be facing possible jail time.