Northamptonshire Police special constable accused of entering woman's home without permission

A volunteer Northamptonshire Police officer is accused of committing 'a serious and unwarranted invasion of privacy' by entering a woman's home without permission while off duty.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 11:59 am
Northamptonshire Police's headquarters at Wootton Hall Park

Special Constable Edward Butler faces a five-day gross misconduct hearing at the force's headquarters, Wootton Hall Park, next week.

It is alleged he entered a private residence without permission or reasonable excuse on various dates during November 2018.

"This [allegedly] amounted to a serious and unwarranted invasion of privacy for the complainant and/or members of her family," according to the hearing agenda published yesterday (Monday, January 20).

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The disciplinary panel will consider if Mr Butler failed to show any or adequate apprehension that the complainant would find such conduct unsettling and/or unreasonable.

The hearing is scheduled from Monday until Friday next week.