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Essex Police officer committed gross misconduct

General / Sat 8th Jun 2024 at 06:34am

AN Essex Police officer has been dismissed for gross conduct following behaviour concerning his ex-partner. 

PC Eugene Robinson repeatedly made unwanted contact with the woman, by calling her a number of times between 30 April 2023 and 27 May 2023. 

He also repeatedly accessed Essex Police computer systems to obtain information about her and a previous partner without a valid policing purpose.

His conduct breached standards in relation to honesty & integrity, authority, respect & courtesy, duties & responsibilities, and discreditable conduct.

An accelerated misconduct hearing, chaired by Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington, took place on Tuesday 4 June. 

PC Robinson’s actions were found as gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice.

Chief Constable Harrington said: “PC Robinson’s actions were inexcusable and the impact on the victim by a serving officer was unacceptable.

“The overwhelming majority of Essex Police officers and staff work tirelessly and ethically to protect and serve the people of Essex. As well as impacting the victim in this case his actions risked undermining the trust and confidence the people of Essex have in their force.

“Essex Police will deal robustly with officers and staff who act unprofessionally, especially where this impacts on women or involves the unauthorised access to confidential information for personal reasons.”   

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1 Comment for Essex Police officer committed gross misconduct:

Keith Barber
2024-06-09 14:54:05

and quite rightly so - its the small number of "bent" officers that tarnishes the overall reputation of the police all too often

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