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Misconduct Disclosure April 2018 to March 2019

Misconduct Outcomes
MonthOfficer Rank / StaffCode Breached and brief detailsGross Misconduct / MisconductOutcome

April

PCSO

Authority, Respect and Courtesy/Discreditable Conduct That a PCSO has made a comment in front of a number of colleagues that was interpreted by them as inappropriate. It

was further reported the member of staff spat in a member of the public’s front garden whilst out on patrol.

Misconduct

Words of Advice

April

Staff

Honesty and Integrity/Discreditable Conduct

That a member of police staff has abused their position within the force and purposely accessed police systems in order to establish the details contained within them regarding a

neighbour dispute for a non-policing purpose.

Staff Proceedings

Final Written Warning

April

Staff

Honesty and Integrity/Discreditable Conduct/Confidentiality That a member of police staff has abused their position and has accessed force systems for a non-policing purpose to review incidents that involved themselves and their partner

even after being issued with a verbal warning for this before.

Staff Proceedings

Final Written Warning

May

Staff

Honesty and Integrity x2 / Confidentiality

That a member of police staff has failed to declare a change in circumstances and failed to declare a reportable association;

Staff Proceedings

Dismissed without Notice

 

 

has accessed police systems for a non-policing purpose to review incidents regarding their partner and has been dishonest during the course of the vetting process and to

managers.

 

 

June

Special Constable x 2

Honesty and Integrity/Duties and Responsibilities/Orders and Instructions

Special Constables when asked by senior officers to provide accounts regarding the speed of their driving and activation of the vehicle's blue lights, produced a report that lacked

integrity as they failed to volunteer specific details regarding their actions. In addition drove a marked police vehicle

breaking the legal speed limit on a number of occasions without authorisation

Gross Misconduct

H & I – No action x 2

 

Final written warning x 2

June

Constable

Duties and Responsibilities x 2

That a Police Officer failed in their duties when responding to a missing person case, did not attend the correct address and did not take steps to qualify the information given. The missing person was later found deceased at their home

address.

Misconduct

No action

July

Constable

Discreditable Conduct

That a Police Officer, whilst off duty, has been involved in a domestic incident at their family home. During this incident the Police Officer has assaulted their partner by punching

them in the arm and causing an injury.

Gross Misconduct

Dismissal without notice

July

Constable

Use of Force

That a Police Officer has used excessive force and has discharged their Taser which may not have been justified,

proportionate or reasonable under the circumstances.

Gross Misconduct

No Action

Aug

Constable

Confidentiality/ Discreditable Conduct

That a Police Officer has accessed police data for a non- policing purpose relating to the arrest and charge of a member of their family.

Gross Misconduct

Final Written Warning

Aug

Chief Inspector

Confidentiality/ Discreditable Conduct

It is alleged that a Chief Inspector has accessed a crime report involving a family member for a non-policing purpose.

Gross Misconduct

Would have been dismissed without notice had officer not

retired.

Sept

Constable

Duties and Responsibilities/ Confidentiality

That a Police Officer has left police property including sensitive paperwork and data in a property they were previously living in.

Gross Misconduct

Written Warning

Sept

Constable

Discreditable Conduct x3

A Police Constable engaged in malicious communication with a member of their family which caused distress and anxiety to the individual, the officer whilst off duty in public view secured entry into a property where a family member was in an aggressive manner by pushing the door open against an individual causing them distress which resulted in a call to the

police by a witness

Misconduct

Final Written Warning

Sept

PCSO

Honesty and Integrity/ Discreditable Conduct

That a PCSO has used their position within the police service to attempt to lower a penalty notice they received for a

speeding offence and offered differing accounts when questioned about the letter.

Misconduct

No action

Sept

Staff

Honesty and Integrity x2

That a member of police staff was dishonest in the completion of their pre-employment medical questionnaire and has

intentionally provided an inaccurate account during the investigation process.

Staff Proceedings

Final Written Warning

 

Case dismissed as unfounded

Sept

Detective Constable

Duties and Responsibilities x2

That a Detective Constable’s relationship with an expert

witness was improper as they discussed inappropriate details of the case and they did not act as an impartial investigator or display the professionalism expected. They did not keep accurate records of all contact they had with an expert witness and failed in their duties and responsibilities to maintain

Misconduct

No action

 

 

professional, impartial and unambiguous communication with

the expert witness.

 

 

Oct

Sgt Constable x3

Duties and Responsibilities/Honesty and Integrity

The Police Constables failed to provide accurate statements during interview/to paramedics regarding injuries to a male which they knew to be untrue. The Police Constables and Police Sergeant did not conduct a welfare check before an

injured person was lifted from the ground

Gross Misconduct

Police Sergeant – Final Written warning for duties and responsibilities Constables – dismissed without notice for

honesty and integrity

Oct

Staff

Authority, Respect and Courtesy/Discreditable Conduct

That a member of police staff has mocked the victim of a

crime that they had been dealing with in the FCR which was overheard by the victim

Staff Proceedings

Verbal warning

Nov

Sgt

Equality and Diversity/Duties and Responsibilities/Authority, Respect and Courtesy/Discreditable Conduct

A Police Sergeant has treated female colleagues in a sexual and over familiar manner; has exploited his relationship with students and persisted in unwelcomed conduct towards them; pursued relationships with student officers and continued to behave in an inappropriate and disrespectful manner towards

junior female officers.

Gross Misconduct

Dismissal without notice

Nov

Staff

Authority, Respect and Courtesy

That a member of police staff has been unreasonable in their behaviour towards colleagues which could be classed as

bullying or victimisation.

Staff Proceedings

Dismissal without notice

Jan

Constable

Discreditable Conduct/Authority, Respect and Courtesy/Use of Force

That during the detention of a suspect, the officer’s level of force used was excessive and disproportionate, and they communicated with the suspect in a disrespectful and unprofessional way.

Misconduct

Management Advice for Discreditable conduct and Use of force

No action for authority, respect and courtesy

Feb

Constable

Honesty and Integrity x4/Discreditable Conduct x 4/ Confidentiality

That when submitting vetting forms for applying for a role as a Police Officer the information contained was not correct and

the officer failed to disclose their partner on the vetting form and that they were engaged in criminal activities; that the officer has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences and using drugs and has lied about knowing their partner had an association with drugs; the officer has texted their partner to the whereabouts of a police van on a particular night and the

need for their partner to look out for the van

Gross Misconduct

Dismissal without notice

Feb

Special Constable

Authority, Respect and Courtesy/Orders and Instructions/Duties and Responsibilities

That a Special Constable didn’t like the orders they were given by an event bronze commander and reverted to another S/Insp to be provided with different instructions that directly conflicted with the operational orders provided by the event bronze commander,. This resulted in the bronze commander being undermined; the Special Constable failed to attend a

briefing prior to an organised event and patrolled areas that they should not have done and took their PPE and Pava kit

home without authority.

Misconduct

Written Warning

Feb

Sgt

Confidentiality

That a Police Sergeant has accessed police systems for a non-policing purpose to look at an incident and research an

investigation into allegations that have occurred at a location the Sergeant has an interest in.

Misconduct

Management Advice

Feb

Staff

Authority, Respect and Courtesy

That a member of police staff has disclosed private and confidential information about colleagues, has acted

disrespectfully towards colleagues, used inappropriate

language and displayed disruptive behaviour within their

department.

Staff Proceedings

Not proven, no action

March

Constable

Discreditable Conduct/Duties and Responsibilities

The complainant alleged that their dog was bitten by another dog who was owned by an off duty officer. During a verbal altercation after the incident, the police were called and the complainant alleged the officer was arrogant and failed to tell the truth regarding the incident.

Misconduct

No Action

March

Constable

Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy

Police were called to assist hospital staff with a patient who appeared to be about to abscond. It was alleged that one officer dealing with the individual was impolite and spoke in an inappropriate manner and used more force than was

necessary.

Misconduct

No Action

March

Detective Constable

Duties and Responsibilities

When considering a bail address variation request the officer made no objection despite the fact the address was the same as the main prosecution witness.

Misconduct

Management Advice

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