Met custody sergeant faces possible dismissal over 2013 strip search of academic

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Kurtis Howard to answer allegation that order to remove Konstancja Duff’s clothes was based on insufficient grounds

A Metropolitan police custody sergeant faces possible dismissal for ordering the strip search of an academic who tried to give legal advice to a 15-year-old boy.

Konstancja Duff, a political philosopher, was allegedly wrestled to the ground by officers and arrested when she tried to help the boy after he was caught in a stop and search sweep in May 2013.

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