|Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:40 AM|
A SPECIAL Branch cop suspended on full pay for 42 months has finally resigned.
Greig Anderson, 37, has been enjoying a £32,000-a-year paid holiday since 2008 because of his force’s snail-paced disciplinary process.
While raking in £115,000 from the taxpayers, he has moved house, become a dad and been granted a taxi licence – without his police bosses objecting.
But it has now emerged the PC, who admitted neglect of duty in March last year, quit Lothian and Borders Police after the Record exposed the scandal last month.
His conviction meant he was certain to be dismissed when he came before a disciplinary hearing.
But there was still no hearing date set when he handed in his resignation on April 13, the force confirmed last night.
A police source said: “Pressure on the public purse is eased as the costly disciplinary process has stopped, as well as his pay.
“His case will still be referred to the police board with a view to clawing back employer’s contributions to his pension.”
Anderson’s employment officially ends on Friday.
It’s understood the force have previously tried to claw back pension cash from officers who resigned under clouds – with varying degrees of success.
Anderson, from Dalkeith, Midlothian, who was based at Edinburgh Airport, was suspended after a probe into his drug-dealing cop pal Chris McGinn.
His admission of neglect of duty came after seized police evidence, including cocaine and cannabis, was found at properties linked to him.
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