Misconduct hearing former student police officer Keel Walker for making indecent images of children

West Midlands Police

A misconduct hearing has concluded that a former student police officer would have been sacked had he not already resigned.

Keel Walker pleaded guilty at Dudley Magistrates Court on 27 January and an accelerated misconduct hearing chaired by Chief Constable Sir David Thompson took place on 11 March.

Walker joined the force in March last year, however, a warrant was executed at his home address by officers from the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Team (OCSET) the following month and a number of devices were seized.

The 21-year-old was immediately suspended from duty while an investigation was carried out. He was subsequently charged after he was found to have uploaded indecent images of children. He has been placed on the Sex Offender Register and will be sentenced on Monday (14 March).

The officer resigned from his post in September and has been placed on the Barred List meaning he will not be allowed to work in a regulated activity with children.

Reaching a swift decision the Chief Constable commented that it is “unacceptable for police officers to break the law” and Walker was “unsuitable for policing”.

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