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Officer Misconduct Hearings are held in public for openness and transparency.
 
At a hearing the facts are heard by a panel, often with help of witnesses, so a finding can be made.
 
If an officer is found to have committed gross misconduct, depending on the circumstances, the available outcomes are:
  • Dismissal without notice
  • Final written warning
  • Extension added to a final written warning
  • Written warning
  • Management advice
  • No further action
For more information on police misconduct visit the Home Office website.

upcoming hearings

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To register your interest to attend a hearing, please complete an application. Application forms can be obtained on request by emailing: public.hearings@kent.pnn.police.uk or call 01622 652320.

 

outcomes of recent hearings

Date of Misconduct Hearing: 2 April 2019

Name of officer: Ex-Special Constable 18990 Grace Crawford

The conduct and how that conduct was alleged to amount to gross misconduct:
The allegation arose between 2017 and 2018, when Special Constable 18900 Crawford, whilst serving as a Special Constable, including while simultaneously employed as a Designated Detention Officer, inappropriately used the Police Computer systems to access personal data without a lawful policing purpose and disclosed the information obtained.
 
Finding: Gross misconduct

Disciplinary outcome:
It was considered that the Special Constable Crawford’s conduct had breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Orders and Instructions, Confidentiality and  Discreditable Conduct. The finding of the hearing was that Special Constable 18990 Crawford would have been dismissed if she had not already resigned as a member of Kent Police.

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Date of Misconduct Hearing: 18/19/20 March 2019

Name of officer: Police Constable 9832 Azizi, Police Constable 10959 Baker and Police Constable 12829 Shoker

The conduct and how that conduct was alleged to amount to gross misconduct:
The allegations arose as a result of a complaint from a member of the public, and were investigated by IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct).

The allegations related to the behaviour of the officers when they attended a residential property on 31 May 2017, looking for a female wanted for arson.

The case against Police Constable Shoker was dismissed upon legal argument at the commencement of the hearing.

Police Constable Azizi gained entry to the property without a warrant or without the permission from the occupant, and whilst at the property and upon leaving PC Azizi was disrespectful towards the occupants. The case against Police Constable Baker also related to his entry into the property, and  his failure to challenge the behaviour of Police Constable Azizi.

Finding:
  • Police Constable Baker- Case not proven
  • Police Constable Azizi- Case proven - Misconduct in relation to Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.

Disciplinary outcome:
PC Azizi received a written warning which will remain live for 12 months. 

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Officer Misconduct Hearings are held in public for openness and transparency. 

At a hearing the facts are heard by a panel, often with help of witnesses, so a finding can be made. 

If an officer is found to have committed gross misconduct, depending on the circumstances, the available outcomes are:
  • Dismissal without notice
  • Final written warning
  • Extension added to a final written warning
  • Written warning
  • Management advice
  • No further action
For more information on police misconduct visit the Home Office website.

Completed applications by 31 January 2019, no applications to attend will be considered after this date.

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