Northamptonshire Police officer who failed to investigate robbery resigns before misconduct hearing

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A Northamptonshire Police officer has resigned after she failed to investigate a reported crime involving an allegation of a robbery on a young person.

The police officer, who had a live Final Written Warning in place at the time of the incident for breaching the standards of behaviour on a previous occasion, left the force before a formal gross misconduct hearing last October.

Details released by the force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) also reveal that a Police Supervisory Officer has been given a written warning after left work early without requesting time off or notifying their manager.

The officer also failed to record working times, used a police vehicle to visit a home address and raised their voice in an unprofessional manner towards a colleague.

The officer fully admitted the breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour at the misconduct meeting in September, 2014.

In the last six months of 2014, the PSD formally investigated a total of 31 allegations of misconduct by 23 police officers and eight members of police staff.

No case to answer was found in 17 of the cases and 12 resulted in management action.