Misconduct Findings

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DateOfficer(Rank/Role)Allegation TypeAllegation DetailsOutcomeSource

Jan-16 

Misconduct Meeting

 

DC

Duties & Responsibilities/Orders and Instructions

An officer, who was responsible for the investigation into an allegation of common assault failed to submit the file to the Crown Prosecution Service for several months without reasonable excuse.  By the time the officer submitted the file for consideration the offence had become statute barred meaning the offender could no longer be prosecuted.  

Final Written WarningPublic Complaint-Misconduct

Jan-16

Misconduct Hearing

PCDuties & Responsibilities

Two Officers were deputed to a report of a violent domestic taking place.  Before the matter was concluded and the offender located they took the decision to attend a house viewing on a property one of the officers was interested in purchasing. 

Final Written WarningPublic Complaint -Gross Misconduct
Mar-16 Misconduct HearingINSPDiscreditable Conduct

Over a period of 2 years, an officer took a substantial amount of unauthorised absence from duty without recording it on the duty management system in order to debit the hours taken to his account 

Final Written WarningInternal Conduct-Gross Misconduct

Mar-16

Misconduct Hearing

Police StaffEquality & DiversityA member of staff used inappropriate racist language to a member of the publicFinal Written WarningPublic Complaint-Gross Misconduct

Mar-16

Misconduct Hearing

Police StaffOrders & InstructionsWhilst on duty and without reasonable excuse,the member of staff refused to complete a video identification procedure , and misled the Inspector in relation to his caseload on that day.Final Written Warning

Internal Conduct- Gross Misconduct

 

Apr-16

Misconduct Hearing

PC

 

Use of Force, Duties & Responsibilities

 

An allegation was made that an officer had used excessive force on a member of the public and then failed to carry out proper enquiries to trace this person which would have enabled a proper investigation.The matter was presided over by a Legally Qualified Chair. Both of the allegations were found not proven.Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct
Apr 16 Misconduct HearingSPC

Honesty and Integrity and Orders and Instructions

A special constable attended an incident in a police vehicle and collided with a parking post.  The officer failed to notify the owner regarding the damage to their property and also failed to report both the collision and the damage to the police vehicle to a supervisory officer

                             

 

Dismissal 

 

 

Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct
Apr 16 Misconduct Meeting

 

PC

 

Confidentiality and Improper Disclosure of Information

 

A police constable accessed crime reports held on CMS in relation to two addresses and accessed PNC in relation to two vehicles for a non policing purpose. The officer then inadvertently disclosed this information to a third party.

Final Written Warning

Public Complaint Misconduct

Apr-16

Misconduct Hearing

 

 

Police StaffDiscreditable ConductA member of staff sent a number of abusive text messages to his partner followed by a voicemail detailing his intent to cause her serious physical harm. The alleged breach was put to him and admitted. Dismissed without Notice

Internal Conduct-Gross Misconduct

 

May-16 Misconduct Hearing

 

PCHonesty & IntegrityIn September 2015, an officer was at Wombwell Police Station, where he was seen to put fuel from the Police fuel pump into his own personal car. The panel found that the officer did have dishonest intent.Dismissed without Notice-appeal has been lodgedInternal Conduct-Gross Misconduct

June- 16

Misconduct Hearing

PC

Honesty & Integrity

Use of Force

Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct

 

An allegation was made that an officer had punched a member of the public whilst conveying him back to the police station and then had failed to give a truthful account of events. It was also alleged that the second officer failed to challenge his colleague at the time of the alleged incident and failed to report/challenge the matter when at the police station

The matter was presided over by a Legally Qualified Chair. All of the allegations were found not proven.Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct

July-16

Misconduct Hearing

PC

Use of Force

Authority ,Respect and Courtesy

An allegation was made that an officer had struck a fifteen year old boy three times in the face whilst conveying him back to the police station, and whilst doing so shouted obscenities in his face. It is also alleged that the officer used excessive force to take the boy to the floor in the airlock area of the custody suite.The matter was presided over by a Legally Qualified Independent Chair. The allegations regarding Use of Force were not proven. The allegation regarding Authority, Respect and Courtesy was upheld

Public Complaint

Gross Misconduct

July-16

Misconduct Meeting

PC

Duties and Responsibilities

An allegation was made that an officer inappropriately seized a mobile phone from a complainant who was filming the actions of the police. the officer had no power or authority to do so. the Chair found the allegation upheld, but no formal disciplinary action was taken against the officer, as the regulations promote learning and development. he was "action planned" to research the relevant seizure power and then cascade his research to staff as part of a training requirement.No Furher ActionPublic Complaint Misconduct

Sept 16

Misconduct Hearing

DCHonesty & Integrity/Authority Respect & Courtesy/Use of Force

 

An officer attended at a burglary suspect’s home address, regarding a burglary, which had occurred overnight. Once at the premises, the officer forced entry and the suspect was arrested for burglary.   The officer then hit the suspect with his shoe on his shoulders, back of neck, face and side.  The use of force was unlawful, unreasonable and unnecessary. The officer then prepared a statement which was untrue, as he had failed to mention that entry to the address was forced; the statement stated that the suspect had told him that the injuries he had suffered were as a result of him falling in the park (in order to ‘cover up’ the injuries that had been caused) and the statement stated that the suspect had directed the officer to the car stolen from the burglary, when in fact the car was located by other officers.

Dismissal without Notice

Pulic Complaint-

Gross Misconduct

Sept-16

Misconduct Hearing

PCHonesty & Integrity/Authority Respect & Courtesy/Use of Force/Challenging & Reporting Improper Conduct

An officer attended at a burglary suspect’s home address, regarding a burglary, which had occurred overnight. Once at the premises, another officer forced entry and the suspect was arrested for burglary.   The officer then applied handcuffs to the suspect as the detained him whilst another officer hit the suspect with his shoe on his shoulders, back of neck, face and side.  The officer had no lawful reason for restraining the suspect, whilst he was being hit by another officer.  The officer then prepared a statement which was untrue, as he had failed to mention that entry to the address was forced; the statement stated that the suspect had told him that the injuries he had suffered were as a result of him falling in the park (in order to ‘cover up’ the injuries that had been caused) and the statement stated that the suspect had directed the officer to the car stolen from the burglary, when in fact the car was located by other officers.

The officer also prematurely arranged for the destruction of CCTV evidence and failed to arrange for the clothing, which was not evidence in the case to be returned to the suspect, when there was no reason to retain the clothing after the conclusion of the criminal case.  (These allegations were deemed misconduct only).  

 

Dismissal without NoticePublic Complaint-Gross Misconduct

Sept-16

Misconduct Hearing

PCHonesty & Integrity

An officer attended at a burglary suspect’s home address, regarding a burglary, which had occurred overnight. Once at the premises, another officer forced entry and the suspect was arrested for burglary.   The officer then prepared a statement, which was untrue and inaccurate, as he had failed to mention that entry to the address was forced.   

Dismissal without NoticePublic Complaint- Gross Misconduct

Oct-16

Misconduct Meeting

PC

Authority Respect & CourtesyAn allegation was made that an officer had shouted obscenities in a fifteen year old boy's face whilst conveying him back to the police station and that the officer who was driving the police vehicle heard the obscenities and failed to intervene or challenge his colleague. Once at the police station the officer then failed to report, challenge or take action against the conduct of his colleague.The matter was presided over by a Chief Superintendent and the allegations were found not proven.

Public Complaint

Misconduct

Oct-16

Misconduct Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec -16

Special Case Hearing

Police Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC

Discreditable Conduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discreditable Conduct

An off duty PCSO was present at an incident that took place outside a school.  A group of youths were throwing bottles at parked vehicles.  The PCSO was off duty at the time, but approached the youths and became personally involved in the incident.  Following a discussion with one of the youths, an altercation occurred.  Although there is nothing to suggest that the PCSO identified themselves, as a member of South Yorkshire Police, they had a duty to report the incident to their line manager, but failed to do so. A member of the public recognised them as a member of South Yorkshire Police and subsequently made a complaint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March 2016, an officer from Rotherham District was requested to attend at the Professional Standards Department, to provide a sample of urine as part of a random drug test. This officer's sample tested positively for a Class A drug, namely cocaine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dismissal without Notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Conduct - Gross Misconduct

Dec -16

Special Case Hearing 

SPCDiscreditable ConductIn March 2016, an officer from Joint Specialist Operations Unit posted inappropriate and unacceptable comments of a potentially racist nature on Facebook. Dismissal without NoticeInternal Conduct - Gross Misconduct

Jan-17

Misconduct Hearing

 

PSAuthority,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 WarningPublic Complaint- Misconduct