A PC has been dismissed following allegations amounting to gross misconduct were found proven following a misconduct hearing which concluded on Tuesday, 4 December.
The officer did not attend the hearing. The panel, with an independent legally qualified chair, heard evidence from the Appropriate Authority and found all allegations proven as gross misconduct.
It was decided that dismissal without notice was the most appropriate sanction.
The allegations against the officer derived from his inappropriate contact with a young female he had met whilst on duty.
The officer PC Andrew Daly attached to Royalty and Specialist Protection answered allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of “Duties and responsibilities”, “Discreditable conduct”, “Honesty and integrity” and “Authority, respect and courtesy”.
It was alleged that on 7 May 2016 whilst on duty, PC Daly inappropriately obtained the telephone number of a 16-year-old female whilst performing his professional duties.
It was further alleged that PC Daly gave the impression of an intention to pursue a relationship with that female, and sent her messages which were inappropriate and disrespectful.
PC Daly did not attend the hearing. It was decided that dismissal without notice was the most appropriate sanction after the allegations amounting to gross misconduct were found proven.