The taxpayer is still shelling out about £80,000 a year to Merton police’s former boss who is facing gross misconduct allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

An investigation into former borough commander Chief Superintendent Darren Williams has been going on for more than 11 months since his suspension from duty in Merton on January 7 this year.

A Freedom of Information request to the Metropolitan Police today revealed he was suspended on full pay, which is between £77,988 and £82,272, depending on how long the individual has been in the role.

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