A Warwickshire Police officer has been dismissed for Gross Misconduct. (editor: he was previously under investigation for harassment of female officers)
Following a misconduct hearing chaired by independent legally qualified chair Mr Colin Phillips that ran over a number of sittings between the 16th March to the 3rd September, Superintendent Steve Quinn was dismissed with immediate effect.
The hearing found the behaviour of former Superintendent Steve Quinn fell below the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to honesty and integrity; discreditable conduct; and authority respect and courtesy. The Panel found four allegations of Gross Misconduct proved and three allegations amounting to Misconduct.
NB The independent legally qualified chair has ruled that no further information can be released by Warwickshire Police in relation to this matter. (editor: which goes against comments made by the The Assistant Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police, Alex Franklin-Smith from 2019, see below)
Superintendent Steve Quinn was under investigation in March 2019 for harassment of female officers.
The Assistant Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police, Alex Franklin-Smith, said:
“As a result of information received by the force, relating to the conduct of Superintendent Steve Quinn towards other colleagues, an investigation has commenced by the force’s Professional Standards Department.
“This has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct and is currently a supervised investigation.
“The force absolutely supports an open and transparent process and, if proven, does not tolerate any conduct or behaviour which fails to meet our high standards.“