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Gross misconduct proven against former trainee constable

News   •   Sep 18, 2019 10:48 BST

A former trainee detective constable has been found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour at the level of gross misconduct.

A misconduct hearing, held on Tuesday, 17 September, heard that Andrianas Nikolajevas, based at JC (Waltham Forest), breached the standards in respect of authority, respect and courtesy, honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.

The allegations related to an incident on 26 May 2018, when former T/DC Nikolajevas was on duty at Waltham Forest Custody Centre.

During his shift, former T/DC Nikolajevas had cause to interview a detainee (Female A).

Female A was later released from custody without charge, however it is alleged that following her release, former T/DC Nikolajevas engaged in, or sought to engage in an inappropriate relationship with her.

The panel determined that had former T/DC Nikolajevas remained a serving officer, he would have been dismissed without notice.