Notts: Police staff sacked after gross misconduct hearings

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Notts Police has dismissed three employees after hearings for gross misconduct were held.

An information support clerk was found to have breached Information Security and the Data Protection Act after posting a comment on Facebook relating to information obtained through her work.

The 37-year-old was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour and dismissed after being found guilty of gross misconduct at a hearing in 2013.

A customer service advisor was also dismissed for failing in her duties.

The 47-year-old woman, based in the control room, was found guilty of gross misconduct after using the force telephony and email systems for unauthorised personal use.

She was found to have breached force policy and neglected her duties to answer calls from the public, particularly during peak times for emergency calls.

She was also found to have failed to follow procedures when dealing with potentially vulnerable victims and used force systems to obtain information without authorisation.

During the investigation, she was also found not to have declared a business interest.

An appeal to overturn the dismissal was not successful.

A police constable has also been dismissed after comments he made were found to be offensive.

The response officer, 39, who was based at the Meadows, was found guilty of gross misconduct last year and dismissed.

He was found to have used language that was inappropriate / offensive while being briefed about the police response to a domestic violence incident.

A subsequent appeal into his dismissal failed.