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Misconduct Hearings Held in Public since May 2015

Question

Since 1st May 2015 until 1st May 2016 please the following information 

1. How Many Misconduct hearings and special case hearings were held in public

2.The details and outcome of each of those hearings 

3.How many members of the public requested to attend each hearing or give a over all figure of the number of members of the public ( excluding press) who have attained Misconduct hearings and special case hearings in the time period expressed above if you do not hold the  information broken down by  each hearing 

4.How many Misconduct hearings and special case hearings were not held in public from the total number that could have been held in public and the reason for them not being held in public.

5. In the location where Misconduct hearings and special case hearings are held what is the seating capacity for members of the public

Answer

1. 16.

2+3. Please see the details and outcomes of the 16 hearings below. The number of requests to attend by members of the public has been provided where this detail was recorded.

Case

Rank

Breaches of standards of

Professional Behaviour

Outcome

Number of public requested attendance

1

PC

Duties and Responsibilities Discreditable conduct

Final Written Warning

0

2

PC

Duties and Responsibilities Discreditable conduct

Final Written Warning

-

3

PC

Discreditable conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

4

SC

Discreditable conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

5

PC

Honesty and Integrity Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

6

PC

Honesty and Integrity

Duties and Responsibilities

Dismissed without Notice

-

7

PS

Use of Force

Not Proven

-

8

PC

Discreditable conduct

Dismissed without Notice

8

9

PS

01 Honesty and Integrity, 09 Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

10

PC

8 Discreditable Conduct

Final Written Warning

9

11

SC

02 Authority Respect and Courtesy, 09 Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

12

SC

Discreditable conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

13

PS

Duties and Responsibilities Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct

Final Written Warning

1

14

PC

02 Authority Respect and Courtesy, 06 Duties and Responsibilities, 09   Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed without Notice

15

15

PC

3 Authority Respect and Courtesy, 06 Duties and Responsibilities, 09   Discreditable Conduct

Dismissed without Notice

15

16

SC

Discreditable conduct

Dismissed without Notice

-

4. 1 hearing has been held in private. The chair of the panel ruled the hearing should be held in private to protect the vulnerable witnesses involved and to prevent future legal proceedings being prejudiced by the hearing proceedings.

5. All Misconduct Hearings and Special Case Hearings held in public have been held at Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters.

Please note that the Constabulary publishes details of public hearings on our website in a timely manner.

FOI reference: 1175/16.

Date of request: 22.09.16