Essex Police sack Grays-based officer for gross misconduct

Essex Police sack Grays-based officer on grounds of gross misconduct

Essex Police sack Grays-based officer on grounds of gross misconduct

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Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A POLICE officer who used intelligence and number plate recognition systems for non-policing purposes has been sacked by Essex Police.

The sergeant, based at Grays - who isn’t being named by police - also instructed officers to carry out duties which did not have policing purposes.

He was dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct by a panel chaired by the constabulary’s Assistant Chief Constable Matthew Horne.

The panel found he had “breached expected standards” of honesty and integrity and orders and instructions. He was also guilty of discreditable conduct.

ACC Horne said: “We know that, in policing, information and intelligence can be readily accessed and it often contains sensitive personal information or intelligence that can help prevent and solve crime.

“This was an experienced officer and by accessing information systems without a policing purpose he knew that if he was discovered his actions would be likely to result in gross misconduct proceedings and potentially end his career.

“In this case it was necessary to do so to maintain public confidence in policing. To misuse police information in this way strikes at the very heart of policing by consent.”

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5:37pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Career Criminal says...

Gutted! Hope he loses everything. His wife, his home, and his kids. He will be down the job centre first thing in the morning.
Gutted! Hope he loses everything. His wife, his home, and his kids. He will be down the job centre first thing in the morning. Career Criminal
  • Score: -26

5:59pm Wed 20 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

Well done Essex police!

No more blind eyes or cover ups! If they want to make a living out of enforcing the law, they need to stick to the rules.

Its burker king or tesco for this guy.
Well done Essex police! No more blind eyes or cover ups! If they want to make a living out of enforcing the law, they need to stick to the rules. Its burker king or tesco for this guy. supermadmax
  • Score: 11

7:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

mpgrays says...

supermadmax, are you hinting that Burger King have gone all halal and no one is telling us?
supermadmax, are you hinting that Burger King have gone all halal and no one is telling us? mpgrays
  • Score: 6

10:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Not being named by police, but on your Facebook page he is. Sort that out
Not being named by police, but on your Facebook page he is. Sort that out Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 7

6:26am Thu 21 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
Not being named by police, but on your Facebook page he is. Sort that out
so what is the name ?
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: Not being named by police, but on your Facebook page he is. Sort that out[/p][/quote]so what is the name ? sesibollox
  • Score: 8

7:34am Thu 21 Aug 14

mikgrays says...

Career Criminal wrote:
Gutted! Hope he loses everything. His wife, his home, and his kids. He will be down the job centre first thing in the morning.
You utter pillock
[quote][p][bold]Career Criminal[/bold] wrote: Gutted! Hope he loses everything. His wife, his home, and his kids. He will be down the job centre first thing in the morning.[/p][/quote]You utter pillock mikgrays
  • Score: -2

8:09am Thu 21 Aug 14

Drunken Master says...

mikgrays wrote:
Career Criminal wrote:
Gutted! Hope he loses everything. His wife, his home, and his kids. He will be down the job centre first thing in the morning.
You utter pillock
My thoughts exactly. Only an utter moron would want to see his wife and kids out on the Street.
[quote][p][bold]mikgrays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Career Criminal[/bold] wrote: Gutted! Hope he loses everything. His wife, his home, and his kids. He will be down the job centre first thing in the morning.[/p][/quote]You utter pillock[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Only an utter moron would want to see his wife and kids out on the Street. Drunken Master
  • Score: 3

5:32pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Sugarman says...

Probably jealous and had someone followed after he looked up a reg number. Idiot.
Probably jealous and had someone followed after he looked up a reg number. Idiot. Sugarman
  • Score: -6

4:05pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Sugarman says...

supermadmax wrote:
Well done Essex police!

No more blind eyes or cover ups! If they want to make a living out of enforcing the law, they need to stick to the rules.

Its burker king or tesco for this guy.
No, it'll be security.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Well done Essex police! No more blind eyes or cover ups! If they want to make a living out of enforcing the law, they need to stick to the rules. Its burker king or tesco for this guy.[/p][/quote]No, it'll be security. Sugarman
  • Score: 0

8:41am Wed 27 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

They kept that one quiet in Colchester.
Blimey they actually done some thing !
They kept that one quiet in Colchester. Blimey they actually done some thing ! TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 2

7:43pm Fri 29 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Well someone struck a raw nerve because in Colchester they did not post this article.
There was a wrongful arrest case in Colchester any mention of this article and all the posts were removed ?
Big Brother has arrived.
Touchy Touchy ?
Well someone struck a raw nerve because in Colchester they did not post this article. There was a wrongful arrest case in Colchester any mention of this article and all the posts were removed ? Big Brother has arrived. Touchy Touchy ? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 1

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