Unnamed Officer Misconduct Hearing

Avon & Somerset Constabulary


Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, BS20 8QJ

The hearing is to be held in public.


(Rank undisclosed) Unnamed Officer of Avon & Somerset Constabulary View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On the evening of 11 July 2020 he attended a public house in Weston-super-Mare with
police colleagues.
He had arranged the gathering.
Both off-duty police colleagues and members of the public were present in the pub and its
beer garden, and in close proximity to him at all material times.
He was the most senior police officer present.
During the course of the evening, he consumed a number of alcoholic drinks and became
It is alleged that PS X had a number of conversations with and within the hearing of
other police colleagues which were inappropriate.
PS X spoke about taking drugs in his youth and suggested that other officers would
have done the same.
PS X touched another officer’s hair without her consent and took a photograph of
another officer without their permission.
PS X disclosed private information to officers that he had been privy to and should not
have shared.
PS X had discussions with officers and asked questions of a highly sexualized nature,
which were unwarranted and inappropriate. These included him describing sexual acts
that he had participated in.
Later in the evening PS X made inappropriate comments to and about an officer’s

Avon & Somerset Constabulary
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 11 Misconduct Hearings
    73% held in public

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