South Yorkshire Police sergeant sacked over 'dishonest' conduct

South Yorkshire Police sergeant sacked over 'dishonest' conduct

By Adele Forrest | 19/02/2020

South Yorkshire Police sergeant sacked over 'dishonest' conduct

A POLICE sergeant has been dismissed without notice after he dishonestly removed electrical items from a police store room — and ignored a suspension ban.

Doncaster-based officer Sgt Christopher Simpson appeared before a misconduct hearing between February 4 and 6.

The panel considered allegations that on a number of occasions he had removed items from a police property store without any legitimate reason for doing so, and having been suspended from duty, he entered a police station without permission and misled other officers about the legitimacy of his presence.

Sgt Simpson took the electrical items from Doncaster police station’s property store, the hearing was told.

The panel decided that on three occasions he had no proper policing purpose to remove some items from the property store.

It was also ruled he should not have entered the police station as it was contrary to the terms of his suspension.

He also deceived two officers into thinking he had a legitimate reason to be in the police station, the panel said.

The panel found Sgt Simpson breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct, orders and instructions, and honesty and integrity.

The panel ruled his actions had amounted to gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice.


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