Police Officer Who Issued Covid FPN To A Female Is Alledged To Have Contacted Her Afterwards Via Text To Ask If She Was Single

On the 4th June 2020, Mr Brennan, who was serving as a Special Police Sergeant at the time, issued a Fixed Penalty Notice to a member of the public for breaching the Coronavirus Restrictions.

Later that evening Mr Brennan sent an unsolicited text message to the member of the public, having obtained her mobile telephone number from the Fixed Penalty Notice paperwork. He inquired whether she was single and asked her out for a cup of coffee. The member of the public later reported this to police as she felt uncomfortable with Mr Brennan’s behaviour.

In obtaining personal information about a member of the public and attempting to initiate a relationship with someone he has met in the course of his duty Mr Brennan abused his position as a police officer and risked undermining public confidence in policing.

It is alleged that Mr Brennan’s behaviour has breached the standards of professional behaviour relating to Honesty & Integrity, Authority Respect & Courtesy, Confidentiality and Discreditable Conduct.

Dyfed Powys Police
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
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