Secret information witheld - Two Leicestershire Police officers sacked for gross misconduct after behind-closed-doors hearing

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Secret information witheld - Two Leicestershire Police officers sacked for gross misconduct after behind-closed-doors hearing

Post  candyfloss on Mon May 29, 2017 7:02 pm

Interesting this why it is being kept so top secret Shocked scratch confused


Two Leicestershire Police officers sacked for gross misconduct after behind-closed-doors hearing

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Most police misconduct hearings are open to the press and public unless there are compelling policing or legal reasons for holding them in private.





The hearing was presided over by an independent, non-police chairperson who has a legal background. It was their decision to hold the hearing privately, meaning the press and public could not be present.

Leicestershire Police issued a statement on behalf of the panel to explain the decision.



The statement read: "A decision was made by the independent chair to hold the hearing in private as the evidence heard included sensitive police tactics, confidential information and aspects of covert policing techniques."


The force did release the outcome of the hearing and issued a statement from the head of its professional standards department.

It said the officers were dismissed without notice after the panel found both of them guilty of gross misconduct.


[Further down article]

In 2015, the Home Office ordered forces to hold misconduct hearings in public and to publish their outcomes unless there were compelling reasons for not doing so.




Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/two-leicestershire-police-officers-sacked-for-gross-misconduct-after-behind-closed-doors-hearing/story-30358558-detail/story.html

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Post  What's_up_doc? on Mon May 29, 2017 8:01 pm

Wow! I wonder...There are a few candidates who would be top of my list.

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Post  What's_up_doc? on Mon May 29, 2017 8:34 pm

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/two-leicestershire-police-officers-sacked-for-gross-misconduct-after-behind-closed-doors-hearing/story-30358558-detail/story.html

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Re: Secret information witheld - Two Leicestershire Police officers sacked for gross misconduct after behind-closed-doors hearing

Post  mumof6 on Wed May 31, 2017 12:37 pm

Why would their names need to be kept secret?

Any teacher in a similar situation gets at least their name published, even if details of the case have to be kept confidential to protect children.
Any doctor in a similar situation gets their name published.

Why should a police officer be able to keep their misconduct secret, and therefore be able to walk into a job as no one will know who they are dealing with?
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