Misconduct Hearings

Date published: 10 July 2020 05:40

Misconduct Hearings and Special Case Hearings are public unless the person chairing the hearing decides to exclude the public from part or all of a sitting.

Only the results of the most recent Misconduct Hearings will be displayed here for a period of 28 days, after which time, the results will be removed. Please see “Misconduct Findings” for all current year and archive misconduct results.

An officer appeared at a misconduct hearing on Tuesday 7th July 2020.

The officer accepted that he had failed to notify South Yorkshire Police that a County Court Judgement had been made against him. He should have notified the Force in accordance with Force Policy.

In addition, the officer accepted that he had submitted an insurance claim indicating that he was off sick and receiving half pay when at the time the claim was made, the officer was in fact on full pay. The panel decided that this was an innocent mistake but it was compounded by the officer’s failure to address the issue after it had been raised with him.  

The officer accepted that he had acted in breach of the professional standards regarding orders and instructions in respect of the first matter and discreditable conduct in respect of the second matter.

The officer admitted that the conduct amounted to misconduct. The panel agreed.

The panel determined that the most appropriate outcome was a Final Written Warning.  


Purpose of Public Misconduct Hearing

Misconduct Hearings are held to present the facts of a case and allow officers the opportunity to explain their conduct and the circumstances surrounding an allegation. Witnesses may also be called to give evidence. The purpose of a Public Hearing is to show that the Police disciplinary system is open and transparent and holds officers in breach of acceptable Standards of Professional Behaviour, or those that found guilty of misconduct, accountable for their actions.

Purpose of Public Special Case Hearing

Special Case Misconduct Hearings are designed to demonstrate that officers are held to account for their actions. However, they are ‘fast track’ procedures, where there is incontrovertible evidence to establish, on the balance of probabilities, the conduct of the officer constitutes gross misconduct and the officer concerned should cease to be a police officer, without delay. For this reason there will be no witness testimony other than from the officer concerned, if they choose to give evidence.

Forthcoming Misconduct Hearings  

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Misconduct Findings

For details of findings from previous misconduct meetings and hearings, please click here.