Misconduct Hearings

Date published: 30 June 2022 10:09

Misconduct Hearings and Special Case Hearings are public unless the person chairing the hearing decides to exclude the public from part or all of a sitting.

Only the results of the most recent Misconduct Hearings will be displayed here for a period of 28 days, after which time, the results will be removed. Please see “Misconduct Findings” for all current year and archive misconduct results.

Purpose of Public Misconduct Hearing

Misconduct Hearings are held to present the facts of a case and allow officers the opportunity to explain their conduct and the circumstances surrounding an allegation. Witnesses may also be called to give evidence. The purpose of a Public Hearing is to show that the Police disciplinary system is open and transparent and holds officers in breach of acceptable Standards of Professional Behaviour, or those that found guilty of misconduct, accountable for their actions.

Purpose of Public Special Case Hearing

Special Case Misconduct Hearings are designed to demonstrate that officers are held to account for their actions. However, they are ‘fast track’ procedures, where there is incontrovertible evidence to establish, on the balance of probabilities, the conduct of the officer constitutes gross misconduct and the officer concerned should cease to be a police officer, without delay. For this reason there will be no witness testimony other than from the officer concerned, if they choose to give evidence.

Misconduct Hearings

Hearing Outcome

 Officer's name: PC 1245 Bethany Fuller       

Date of the hearing: 10th June 2022      

Time of the hearing: 11:30am

The place at which the hearing took place: The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield. 

A description of the alleged conduct: 

In September 2021, PC Fuller accessed and interrogated South Yorkshire Police systems for a non- policing purpose.

He also failed to notify South Yorkshire Police of an association with someone believed to be involved in criminality.

The allegations were assessed as amounting to Gross Misconduct.

 PC 1245 Bethany Fuller appeared at an accelerated misconduct hearing on Friday 10th June 2022 in relation to alleged breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Confidentiality, Discreditable Conduct, Honesty & Integrity and Orders and Instructions.

 The Chief Constable found that the officer breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of all the above breaches and this amounted to gross misconduct.     

 The outcome of the Hearing was dismissal without notice.

Misconduct Hearing Application

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Misconduct Findings

For details of findings from previous misconduct meetings and hearings, please click here.