Misconduct Findings

Forthcoming Misconduct Hearings

There are currently no upcoming misconduct hearings.

 

Misconduct Findings

In July 2015 Police Forces were required to conduct misconduct hearings in public, unless there was a specific reason not to do so. Information about the misconduct hearings held in the last 24 months are listed below. 

 

Hearing Date

Officer Rank

Summary of misconduct

Outcome

14/11/19

Constable

Former PC Fletcher made an arrest for shoplifting in March 2019. He then produced a statement indicating he had during the arrest provided the suspect with the grounds for the arrest and detention in compliance with The Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Code G (Powers of Arrest). Former PC Fletcher knew he had not provided that information and completed his statement knowing it was not the truth. His conduct, in making that false claim, was judged to have fallen below the standards of professional behaviour relating to his authority and conduct to a level whereby had he still been employed he would have been dismissed.

Had he still been employed he would have been dismissed.

27/03/18

Constable

The former officer, who will not be named for legal and safeguarding reasons, conducted a sexual relationship with a vulnerable witness who he had met in the course of his duties. As a result of this relationship, the former officer* breached the police standards of professional behaviour. (*The officer resigned the day before the hearing.) The outcome was that had he still been employed, he would have been dismissed. Click here for details.

Had he still been employed he would have been dismissed.

01/11/17

Constable

The officer used a police pool car for personal use and used the police computer information system to access information on family members. Click here for details.

Dismissed