A police misconduct hearing has been scheduled to take place on 5th and 6th December 2017 commencing at 1000 hours at Beverley Police Station, Sessions House, New Walk, Beverley HU17 7AF.
The officer in this matter is not being named in order to protect their welfare and that of a third party.
The allegation is that conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards or Professional Behaviour in respect of Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012. The allegations are:-
Between 24 February 2015 and 7 November 2015 the officer submitted an internal report and a section 9 Magistrates’’ Courts Act 1980 statement stating that the officer had reviewed all of the CCTV in a rape case when it was evident the officer had not as the officer had failed to identify the victim and 2 suspects on the footage. This had the potential to undermine the case and may have resulted in a second suspect remaining at liberty. This amounts to a breach of Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct and Orders and Instructions.
On 25 February 2015 having been shown how to operate CCTV footage viewing software the officer proceeded to watch CCTV footage pertaining to a rape case at an inappropriately high speed and whilst doing so the officer was engaged in computer games. This had the potential for vital CCTV evidence to be missed. This amounts to a breach of Duties and responsibilities and Orders and Instructions.
On 15 November 2015 whilst conducting a workbook check with a supervising officer the officer stated that they had contacted the Crown Prosecution Service and were awaiting an appointment to discuss a case. This was untrue as no request had ever been submitted to the Crown Prosecution service. This amounts to a breach of Honesty and Integrity.
The matters set out above are a breach of the standards which are so serious as to justify dismissal and therefore constitute gross misconduct.
The proceedings will be held in public but anyone who attends the hearing will do so on the strict condition that they do not take any steps which could lead to the identification of the officer unless and until expressly authorised to do so by the Panel conducting the hearing. Anyone who attends the hearing will need to sign a form agreeing to this condition before being allowed to attend the hearing. Other restrictions may apply at the discretion of the person chairing the hearing.
Anyone wishing to attend the hearing should please pre-register by sending their details to PSBadmin@humberside.pnn.police.uk. The details required are: – name, date of birth, email address and contact telephone number.
Available space will limit the numbers attending to 6
The successful applicants will be notified by email on 4 December 2017.
Please note filming or recording of the proceedings is not permitted, and attendees will consent to a search prior to entering the police station. Valid photographic identification such as a passport or driving licence will be required.
Please note that there are limited parking spaces and refreshments will not be available. If you have any access of other requirements please indicate this on your application.