Misconduct Findings

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DateOfficer(Rank/Role)Allegation TypeAllegation DetailsOutcomeSource

Jan-17

Misconduct Hearing

 Police Sergeant

Authority,Respect & CourtesyJanuary 2017 an officer was found to have made frequent comments to a junior member of staff which were unprofessional and inappropriateFinal Written Warning

Internal Conduct- Gross Misconduct

Jan -17

Misconduct Meeting

Police StaffDiscreditable ConductA member of police staff whilst off duty parked his private vehicle outside a parade of shops and had his lower clothes pulled down around his thighs exposing himself. At this time a member of the public walked by and reported the matter to the policeWritten Warning

Public Complaint

Misconduct

Feb-17

Special Case Hearing

Police OfficerDiscreditable Conduct & Fitness for DutyIn December 2016 an officer paraded for work and was unfit for duty ,having driven to work in their own private vehicle, whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit.Dismissed without Notice

Internal Conduct

Gross Misconduct

Feb-17

Misconduct Meeting

Police OfficerDiscreditable ConductIn November 2016 an officer pursued a course of conduct that constituted harassment against their ex-partner, who was also a police officer. This behaviour resulted in a first course of conduct warning under the Protection from Harassment Act 1977Final Written Warning

Internal Conduct

Misconduct

Feb 2017

Misconduct Meeting

Police StaffDiscreditable ConductIn May 2016 , a member of police staff, whilst off duty and under the influence of alcohol, became involved in an altercation with a member of door staff at a nightclub, before allegedly purporting to be a police officer. Consequently, the member of police staff made inappropriate and discreditable comments to attending police officers in respect of the organisation.Verbal Warning

Internal

Misconduct

March 2017

Misconduct Hearing

Police Officer

 

Duties and Reponsibilities

 

In February 2007 a report was received from Social Services detailing allegations of sexual assault against two sisters by their step-father.The officer allocated to investigate the report failed to conduct a proper investigation into the allegations made by Miss A and Miss B and failed to take adequate steps to safeguard Miss A, Miss B and their younger brother.Final Written WarningPublic Complaint Gross Misconduct

May 2017

Misconduct Hearing

Special SergeantAuthority, Respect & Courtesy

A member of the Special Constabulary attended a Misconduct Hearing on 30th May 2017, as a result of posting inappropriate posts on Facebook. The panel found the matter amounted to a breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy .

Written Warning

Public Complaint

Misconduct

 

 

June 2017 Gross

Misconduct 

 

Police Staff

Discreditable Conduct

On 26 July 2016, it is alleged that a member of police staff disclosed a private photograph without the consent of the individual concerned with the intention of causing distress to the individual. Between 29 July 2016 and 7 December 2016 is is alleged that the member of police staff pursued a course of conduct which amounted to harrassment. The staff member posted public comments on Facebook about two individuals. The breach of Standards of Professional behavour is Discreditabel Conduct.Resigned prior to misconduct proceedings 

Public Complaint Gross Misconduct

 

 

 

Sept 2017

Misconduct Meeting

 

Police OfficerAuthority, Respect & CourtesyIt was alleged that during a meeting with a member of the public, an officer made inappropriate and offensive comments. The allegations were uncorroborated and denied by the officer. A colleague supported that the alleged comments were not made and the chair found that the allegation was not found proven.

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Public Complaint- Misconduct