Misconduct hearing for police officer caught drinking on the job

 

Misconduct hearing for police officer caught drinking on the job

A Hull police officer appeared at a misconduct hearing on Tuesday for allegedly drinking on the job.

The unnamed police constable is accused of “drinking intoxicating liquor whilst on duty and at a place of work”, with the officer caught over the limit for duty twice.

Humberside Police said the officer was caught out after a screening breath test which revealed that the they were over the limit. They say that a further test, some weeks later, also indicated that the officer was over the limit again.

In a public announcement on its website, Humberside Police said a misconduct hearing has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday March 30 at 1.30pm, but that it would be held in private at the force’s HQ to “protect the welfare and safety” of the officer.

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A spokesperson for the force said: “A police misconduct hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 30 2021 commencing at 1.30pm. The case concerns a police constable.

“It is alleged that the officer’s conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour contrary to Regulation 5 and Schedule 2 of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 in respect of Discreditable Conduct and Fitness for Duty.

“The allegations relate to drinking intoxicating liquor whilst on duty and at a place of work.

“A screening breath test reading indicated that the officer was over the limit for police officers on duty.

“A further screening test, some weeks later, also indicated that the officer was over the limit for police officers on duty.

“Due to welfare and safety concerns relating to the officer, the hearing will be held in private.”

Published at Tue, 30 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +0000

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