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Officer dismissed without notice for gross misconduct

News   •   Aug 28, 2019 15:26 BST

An officer has been dismissed following a gross misconduct hearing held on Thursday, 8 August.

It had been alleged that PC Lenley Albert, based at Central East Command Unit, had breached the standards of professional behaviour, in respect of honesty and integrity, authority, respect and courtesy, duties and responsibilities, and discreditable conduct.

It was alleged that in December 2016, during the course of his duties, PC Lenley Albert used his position as a police officer to obtain the personal details of a witness for a business opportunity.

PC Albert purported to organise a tour for foreign students, he misled the witness that he had made arrangements for the tour and obtained payments.

When asked by the witness for repayment of money he had received, PC Albert sent abusive and bullying messages and threatened criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC Albert failed to disclose his registered company as a business interest.

On Thursday, 8 August, the hearing chair, Christopher McKay, found the allegations against PC Albert proven as gross misconduct.

PC Albert was dismissed without notice.