Former Officer PC Daniel Hepworth Misconduct Hearing Outcome

Outcome published Tue 15th Feb 2022, 12 working days after the hearing ended

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Officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

Allegations Proven

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

Summary

A Gross Misconduct Hearing took place on 31st January 2022, concerning the conduct of a former West Yorkshire Police Constable.
It was alleged that he conducted himself in a manner which constitutes a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to

(a) Discreditable Conduct
(b) Orders and Instructions
(c) Duties and Responsibilities

On 30th September 2020, whilst on duty and en route to the police station the former officer

a) utilised the blue lights and siren in the police vehicle which he was driving for no
policing purpose;

b) Travelled in excess of the speed limit;

c) Failed to comply with the red traffic lights; and

d) Was involved in a road traffic collision with another vehicle.

2. On 6th July 2021, the former officer was convicted of Dangerous Driving at South Yorkshire Magistrates Court and sentenced on 3rd August 2021 at Sheffield Crown Court.

At the conclusion of the hearing, the charges against the officer were proved, and the outcome was that he would have been dismissed had he still been serving with the Force.

 

 

West Yorkshire Police
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 7 Misconduct Hearings
    86% held in public


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