If an officer resigns or retires earlier than expected, their pension entitlement will be significantly lower than an officer who completes their full service. The force will, in the most serious cases, seek the forfeiture of the pension all together. Therefore, an officer resigning or retiring early represents a significant saving to the public purse.
|Date||Officer(Rank/Role)||Allegation Type||Allegation Details||Outcome||Source|
|Duties & Responsibilities/Orders and Instructions|
An officer, who was responsible for the investigation into an allegation of common assault failed to submit the file to the Crown Prosecution Service for several months without reasonable excuse. By the time the officer submitted the file for consideration the offence had become statute barred meaning the offender could no longer be prosecuted.
|Final Written Warning||Public Complaint-Misconduct|
|PC||Duties & Responsibilities|
Two Officers were deputed to a report of a violent domestic taking place. Before the matter was concluded and the offender located they took the decision to attend a house viewing on a property one of the officers was interested in purchasing.
|Final Written Warning||Public Complaint -Gross Misconduct|
|Mar-16 Misconduct Hearing||INSP||Discreditable Conduct|
Over a period of 2 years, an officer took a substantial amount of unauthorised absence from duty without recording it on the duty management system in order to debit the hours taken to his account
|Final Written Warning||Internal Conduct-Gross Misconduct|
|Police Staff||Equality & Diversity||A member of staff used inappropriate racist language to a member of the public||Final Written Warning||Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct|
|Police Staff||Orders & Instructions||Whilst on duty and without reasonable excuse,the member of staff refused to complete a video identification procedure , and misled the Inspector in relation to his caseload on that day.||Final Written Warning|
Internal Conduct- Gross Misconduct
Use of Force, Duties & Responsibilities
|An allegation was made that an officer had used excessive force on a member of the public and then failed to carry out proper enquiries to trace this person which would have enabled a proper investigation.||The matter was presided over by a Legally Qualified Chair. Both of the allegations were found not proven.||Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct|
|Apr 16 Misconduct Hearing||SPC|
Honesty and Integrity and Orders and Instructions
A special constable attended an incident in a police vehicle and collided with a parking post. The officer failed to notify the owner regarding the damage to their property and also failed to report both the collision and the damage to the police vehicle to a supervisory officer
|Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct|
|Apr 16 Misconduct Meeting|
|Confidentiality and Improper Disclosure of Information|
A police constable accessed crime reports held on CMS in relation to two addresses and accessed PNC in relation to two vehicles for a non policing purpose. The officer then inadvertently disclosed this information to a third party.
|Final Written Warning|
Public Complaint Misconduct
|Police Staff||Discreditable Conduct||A member of staff sent a number of abusive text messages to his partner followed by a voicemail detailing his intent to cause her serious physical harm. The alleged breach was put to him and admitted.||Dismissed without Notice|
Internal Conduct-Gross Misconduct
May-16 Misconduct Hearing
|PC||Honesty & Integrity||In September 2015, an officer was at Wombwell Police Station, where he was seen to put fuel from the Police fuel pump into his own personal car. The panel found that the officer did have dishonest intent.||Dismissed without Notice-appeal has been lodged||Internal Conduct-Gross Misconduct|
Honesty & Integrity
Use of Force
Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
An allegation was made that an officer had punched a member of the public whilst conveying him back to the police station and then had failed to give a truthful account of events. It was also alleged that the second officer failed to challenge his colleague at the time of the alleged incident and failed to report/challenge the matter when at the police station
|The matter was presided over by a Legally Qualified Chair. All of the allegations were found not proven.||Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct|
Use of Force
Authority ,Respect and Courtesy
|An allegation was made that an officer had struck a fifteen year old boy three times in the face whilst conveying him back to the police station, and whilst doing so shouted obscenities in his face. It is also alleged that the officer used excessive force to take the boy to the floor in the airlock area of the custody suite.||The matter was presided over by a Legally Qualified Independent Chair. The allegations regarding Use of Force were not proven. The allegation regarding Authority, Respect and Courtesy was upheld|
Duties and Responsibilities
|An allegation was made that an officer inappropriately seized a mobile phone from a complainant who was filming the actions of the police. the officer had no power or authority to do so. the Chair found the allegation upheld, but no formal disciplinary action was taken against the officer, as the regulations promote learning and development. he was "action planned" to research the relevant seizure power and then cascade his research to staff as part of a training requirement.||No Furher Action||Public Complaint Misconduct|
|DC||Honesty & Integrity/Authority Respect & Courtesy/Use of Force|
An officer attended at a burglary suspect’s home address, regarding a burglary, which had occurred overnight. Once at the premises, the officer forced entry and the suspect was arrested for burglary. The officer then hit the suspect with his shoe on his shoulders, back of neck, face and side. The use of force was unlawful, unreasonable and unnecessary. The officer then prepared a statement which was untrue, as he had failed to mention that entry to the address was forced; the statement stated that the suspect had told him that the injuries he had suffered were as a result of him falling in the park (in order to ‘cover up’ the injuries that had been caused) and the statement stated that the suspect had directed the officer to the car stolen from the burglary, when in fact the car was located by other officers.
|Dismissal without Notice|
|PC||Honesty & Integrity/Authority Respect & Courtesy/Use of Force/Challenging & Reporting Improper Conduct|
An officer attended at a burglary suspect’s home address, regarding a burglary, which had occurred overnight. Once at the premises, another officer forced entry and the suspect was arrested for burglary. The officer then applied handcuffs to the suspect as the detained him whilst another officer hit the suspect with his shoe on his shoulders, back of neck, face and side. The officer had no lawful reason for restraining the suspect, whilst he was being hit by another officer. The officer then prepared a statement which was untrue, as he had failed to mention that entry to the address was forced; the statement stated that the suspect had told him that the injuries he had suffered were as a result of him falling in the park (in order to ‘cover up’ the injuries that had been caused) and the statement stated that the suspect had directed the officer to the car stolen from the burglary, when in fact the car was located by other officers.
The officer also prematurely arranged for the destruction of CCTV evidence and failed to arrange for the clothing, which was not evidence in the case to be returned to the suspect, when there was no reason to retain the clothing after the conclusion of the criminal case. (These allegations were deemed misconduct only).
|Dismissal without Notice||Public Complaint-Gross Misconduct|
|PC||Honesty & Integrity|
An officer attended at a burglary suspect’s home address, regarding a burglary, which had occurred overnight. Once at the premises, another officer forced entry and the suspect was arrested for burglary. The officer then prepared a statement, which was untrue and inaccurate, as he had failed to mention that entry to the address was forced.
|Dismissal without Notice||Public Complaint- Gross Misconduct|
|Authority Respect & Courtesy||An allegation was made that an officer had shouted obscenities in a fifteen year old boy's face whilst conveying him back to the police station and that the officer who was driving the police vehicle heard the obscenities and failed to intervene or challenge his colleague. Once at the police station the officer then failed to report, challenge or take action against the conduct of his colleague.||The matter was presided over by a Chief Superintendent and the allegations were found not proven.|
Special Case Hearing
An off duty PCSO was present at an incident that took place outside a school. A group of youths were throwing bottles at parked vehicles. The PCSO was off duty at the time, but approached the youths and became personally involved in the incident. Following a discussion with one of the youths, an altercation occurred. Although there is nothing to suggest that the PCSO identified themselves, as a member of South Yorkshire Police, they had a duty to report the incident to their line manager, but failed to do so. A member of the public recognised them as a member of South Yorkshire Police and subsequently made a complaint.
In March 2016, an officer from Rotherham District was requested to attend at the Professional Standards Department, to provide a sample of urine as part of a random drug test. This officer's sample tested positively for a Class A drug, namely cocaine
Dismissal without Notice
Internal Conduct - Gross Misconduct
Special Case Hearing
|SPC||Discreditable Conduct||In March 2016, an officer from Joint Specialist Operations Unit posted inappropriate and unacceptable comments of a potentially racist nature on Facebook.||Dismissal without Notice||Internal Conduct - Gross Misconduct|
|PS||Authority,Respect & Courtesy||January 2017 an officer was found to have made frequent comments to a junior member of staff which were unprofessional and inappropriate||Final Written Warning|
Internal Conduct- Gross Misconduct
|Police Staff||Discreditable Conduct||A member of police staff whilst off duty parked his private vehicle outside a parade of shops and had his lower clothes pulled down around his thighs exposing himself. At this time a member of the public walked by and reported the matter to the police||Written Warning||Public Complaint- Misconduct|