South Yorkshire Police officer ‘breached standards’ over arrest

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A South Yorkshire Police officer has attended a misconduct hearing over his actions after an arrest.

The officer was subject to misconduct proceedings after a complaint from a member of the public over a video he shot for evidential purposes and discussions about the arrest he had with people not connected to the police.

South Yorkshire Police said the officer accepted his actions breached policing standards.

The force said:

“The officer accepted that during an arrest, he recorded evidential footage which he failed to maintain the integrity of.

“Furthermore, the officer discussed the arrest with persons outside of South Yorkshire Police without a policing purpose to do so.

“The officer accepted his actions were wrong and that they breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to confidentiality, agreeing that the actions amounted to misconduct.

“The Chief Inspector chairing the meeting determined the most appropriate outcome was management advice.”

 

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