Gloucestershire

Police officer assaulted suspect in ‘concerning’ incident

A police officer who used unlawful force after he detained a suspected burglar has been found guilty of common assault by beating. PC Richard Smith now faces being sacked from Gloucestershire Police following the guilty verdict passed by a District Judge today, Monday, October 4. The 49-year-old was given a suspended prison sentence, and has […] […]

Suffolk

Former police officer struck colleague on backside with coat hanger

A former police officer will face no action for behaving inappropriately towards a female colleague by hitting her on the backside with a coat hanger. The ex-Suffolk police officer, who has not been identified by the force, was found to have breached standards of professional behaviour following a misconduct hearing last month. The male officer had denied […] […]