Cleveland Police inspector accused of ‘passing on confidential information’ faces new hearing

A Cleveland Police officer is set to face a gross misconduct probe – months after the initial hearing was scrapped.

Inspector Mark Doherty is alleged to have passed on confidential information.

Investigators also claim he submitted an “altered” document during a different gross misconduct hearing, which included information about a member of the public which was believed to be “false and misleading”.

He had been due to face the misconduct panel back in September 2021.

However, that hearing was halted after it emerged one of the panel members, a superintendent, had previously worked with Inspector Doherty and had recently attended a meeting with him.

Now proceedings are now set to take place on Wednesday, January 5.

The officer is accused of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in respect of authority, respect and courtesy, confidentiality, orders and instructions and discreditable conduct.

If those claims against him are upheld, he faces a range of sanctions – including possible dismissal.

The hearing is set to take place at Stockton’s Scotswood House.

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