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Misconduct Outcomes

It is important for public confidence in policing that West Yorkshire Police is open and accountable about misconduct proceedings involving police officers. With this in mind they are now publishing the outcomes of misconduct hearings to the public. The information will be published on a quarterly basis and includes details of the standard which has been breached, basic details of the breach and the misconduct outcome.

The vast majority of officers and staff who work for West Yorkshire Police act with integrity and professionalism at all times. However, where conduct falls below the high standards expected by the Force it is important for the public to know that they will be dealt with firmly.

 

Misconduct Outcomes


2013

Misconduct hearings of West Yorkshire Police (PDF 18KB)

2014

Misconduct Hearings - Feb 2014 - July 2014 (MS Word 12KB)

2015

Misconduct Hearings Dec 14 - May 15

 

Misconduct Hearing Outcomes June 15 - Dec 15 

September 15 - Police Constable - honesty and integrity. Officer was charged with pervert the course of justice but was found not guilty of the offence after trial. The officer attended at a misconduct hearing after discrepancies were raised in relation to their evidence at court. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

November 15 - Police Sergeant - honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct. Allegation made that an officer abused their position by commencing a relationship with a vulnerable female who they had met through the course of their duties. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

December 15 - Police Constable x 2 - use of force. Allegation made that 2 officers used excessive force on a male. The charge was proved and both officers were dismissed without notice.

December 15 - Police Constable - discreditable conduct. Officer, whilst off duty was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle whilst unfit through drink. He appeared at court and pleaded guilty to driving whilst over the prescribed limit. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.


Misconduct Hearing Outcomes 2016

January 16 - Police Constable - honesty and integrity. Allegation made that the officer failed to disclose on his vetting form full details of his circumstances which he later continued to deny. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

February 16 - Police Constable - discreditable conduct. The officer whilst off duty was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle whilst unfit through drink. She appeared at court and pleaded guilty to driving whilst over the prescribed limit. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

March 16 - Police Constable honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct and duties and responsibilities. The officer is alleged to have provided an inaccurate account to his supervision as to the circumstances surrounding a detained person who had escaped his custody. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

April 16 - Police Constable - discreditable conduct. The officer, whilst off duty was arrested in relation to her conduct and behaviour whilst in a public house in April 15. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

June 16 – Police Constable – discreditable conduct, duties and responsibilities – allegation made that an off duty officer socialised with a convicted offender whilst at a snooker club and accepted a lift home with him in a vehicle he had previously searched. During a search of the officers address a confidential investigation file was found. The officer received a final written warning.

July 16 – Police Constable – discreditable conduct, honesty and integrity, orders and instructions, confidentiality, duties and responsibilities. It was alleged that the officer created misleading reports and failed to include information in those reports. It was further alleged that the officer used police computer systems for other than a policing purpose and disclosed information to a third party. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

August 16 - Police Constable - discreditable conduct. The officer, whilst off duty, was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and indecent assault.  He appeared at  Bradford Court and was found guilty of the offences. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

September 16 - 2 Police Constables - Authority, respect and courtesy, orders and instructions, confidentiality and discreditable conduct.  Allegation made that whilst on duty officers agreed to provide two females with a lift home.  Once at the address the officers remained at the location when they should have returned to duty.  It is alleged that during the journey and whilst at the address, the officers behaved inappropriately. One of the officers later returned to location after finishing his tour of tour of duty and the following day misused the police computer systems by viewing a Log about the incident, without a policing purpose to do so. The charges were proved and both officers were dismissed without notice. 

October 16 - Police Constable -  Authority, Respect & Courtesy and  Discreditable Conduct. It is alleged that the officer, whilst dealing with a victim of crime, abused his position as a police officer by making inappropriate contact with the female. The charges were proved and the officer was dismissed without notice. 

November 16 - Police Constable - Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct and Confidentiality. Allegation made that the officer misused police computer systems by seraching and checking a member of their family. It was further alleged that they have disclosed this information to the family member. The charges were proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

November 16 - Police Constable - Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct. It is alleged that the officer used force that was not deemed reasonable, necessary or proportionate, on a member of the public who had been detained by other officers. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.  

December 16 - Police Constable - Authority, Respect & Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct. It is alleged that the officer attended at an address and used verbally abusive language towards the occupier of the property. The charge was proved and the officer received a final written warning.

 

Misconduct Hearing Outcomes 2017

January 17 - Police Sergeant - Discreditable Conduct.  - The officer, whilst off duty, was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle whilst unfit through drink.  He appeared at York Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving whilst over the prescribed limit. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

February 17 - Police Constable - Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct - The officer, whilst on duty and driving a marked police vehicle was in collision with a pedestrian. The officer pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention. The charge was proved and the officer received management advice.

February 17 - Police Constable - Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct. The officer was alleged to have used force that was not deemed reasonable, necessary or proportionate on a member of the public who was being detained by another officer. The officer was subsequently convicted of common assault. The charge was proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

March 17 - Police Constable - Discreditable Conduct; Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Orders and Instructions. It is alleged that whilst using a mobile based dating application the officer asked another user it they wished to participate in sexual activity in exchange for the payment of money and further later identified himself as a police officer. The charge was proved and the officer received a final written warning.

 

 

 

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