Northamptonshire Police staff member sacked after turning up to work drunk

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A member of Northamptonshire Police staff has been sacked after he attended his place of work when he was drunk, latest details of misconduct investigations have revealed.

The Professional Standards Department of Northamptonshire Police has released details of the outcomes of public complaints and misconduct cases from April to June 2015.

The information shows that, in April, a member of police staff was dismissed without notice after he “attended his place of work in an unfit state due to excessive levels of alcohol in his body.”

A police officer was dismissed without notice after he was found to have committed gross misconduct by failing to carry out all or adequate checks to ensure information relied on to obtain a search warrant was accurate.

The officer then submitted paperwork to a supervisor, which was signed with a declaration by the officer stating the information was accurate, however the declaration was not true and in doing this was grossly negligent.

The written application was submitted to court and the officer swore on oath that the information was true to the best of their knowledge, however, this was not the case and in doing this was also grossly negligent.

The officer also provided false, misleading or inaccurate information on oath in court in relation to information held on force systems.

Other misconduct hearings included a Special Constable who was given a final written warning after he pulled a member of the public down some stairs. A member of police staff resigned whilst on a gross misconduct notice after they failed to put on a job application form the fact they were being investigated for a criminal offence.

After a misconduct meeting in June, a police officer was given management advice after he used excessive force during an arrest and then sent the victim a friend request on a social media website which resulted in the individual feeling “upset and concerned.”

In total 13 cases of misconduct were formally investigated during the three-month period and seven resulted in a finding of no case to answer.