A police worker has been sacked and two others have left the force for having sex with colleagues in a police station.
The civilian member of staff was dismissed for gross misconduct following a disciplinary hearing after they were found to have ‘engaged in sexual activity within the workplace with colleagues’.
Two colleagues also found to have had sex at work have left GMP before disciplinary proceedings were carried out.
The cases were highlighted in a bulletin of disciplinary outcomes published by Greater Manchester Police.
The unnamed worker who was dismissed was said to have ‘abused their position for sexual gain’ and also ‘attempted to frustrate’ the investigation into them.
They also defied an instruction not to discuss the case with a colleague and were also found guilty of ‘sexual harassment in the workplace by touching a colleague’s breast’.
Three workers for Greater Manchester Police faced disciplinary proceedings after they were caught having sex at an unknown police station in the force area. Pictured: GMP headquarters
The outcome was listed on the document as ‘summary dismissal’ and followed a public gross misconduct hearing on January 25.
A second member of police staff left GMP following allegations they ‘engaged in sexual activity within the workplace whilst on duty with a colleague’, according to the document.
They were also found to have ‘deliberately tried to undermine the investigation process’.
A third civilian worker left GMP following similar allegations they had sex with a colleague at work and that they ‘facilitated contact’ between colleagues who were being investigated.
Following disciplinary hearings on April 13, the force ruled both would have been dismissed had they not already left GMP.
A spokeswoman for GMP declined to provide more detail on the three cases – all gross misconduct hearings heard in public.
However, it is understood all three cases are linked and that the staff members concerned all worked in the same area of the force.
The bulletin detailing ‘disciplinary outcomes’ between January and May this year also revealed shameful conduct by other police officers and staff.
One civilian worker was sacked and two others left before hearings were held (file picture)
The document detailed how a constable ‘would have been dismissed’ had they not already left GMP for sending an ‘inappropriate picture’ to a child they met in the course of their duties, according to GMP.
Another constable was handed a ‘final written warning’ for taking a picture of a detainee and sharing it on WhatsApp.
Other misconduct by GMP officers included an arrest for being drunk and disorderly and drink driving as well as not following social distancing rules.
A constable was handed a final written warning for ‘inappropriate contact with two female colleagues’ and also getting an intermediary to ask them to delete messages they had sent.
Two constables were handed written warnings for turning off their body-cams when they suspected a colleague was about to use ‘excessive force’, according to the bulletin.
A member of police staff was dismissed for gross misconduct after they were found to have ‘harassed two female colleagues in the workplace and made inappropriate comments of a sexual nature’.
A constable ‘would have been dismissed’ had they not left GMP following allegations of ‘drunken and inappropriate behaviour’ on a plane while off-duty.
Following the latest revelations, a GMP spokesperson said: ‘We hold our officers and staff to the highest possible standards, and we know the majority of our workforce carry out their duties with honesty, integrity and pride.
‘Misconduct of any kind, at any rank, is addressed. When allegations of gross misconduct are made, swift and robust action is taken to ensure we maintain the confidence of the public we serve.
‘We remain committed to being as open and transparent with the public as possible in our dealings with misconduct allegations and findings to demonstrate our approach to behaviour which is inconsistent with what is expected of us at GMP.’
Source: Daily Mail