Leicestershire Police officers caught drink-driving

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Image caption Two of the misconduct investigations were over drink driving convictions

Four employees left Leicestershire Police in two months over misconduct allegations, newly published information shows.

The allegations include unauthorised use of police computer systems and breaching standards by drink driving.

Three of the employees resigned before their misconduct hearings and one was dismissed.

Leicestershire Police said it was publishing the details to improve public confidence.

They have been published for the first time on the force's website and will be updated quarterly.

Deputy Chief Constable Simon Edens said: "In general, these proceedings remain private but it is now right that details of misconduct investigations and their outcomes are published to improve public confidence."

There are six misconduct investigations detailed, all from November and December 2013.

  • A constable resigned after being accused of unauthorised use of police computer systems for a personal reason
  • A special constable resigned after being convicted of drink driving
  • A constable was dismissed for gross misconduct after being convicted of drink driving
  • A member of support staff resigned after being convicted of a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act, relating to the unauthorised use of police computer systems
  • A member of support staff was given a final written warning for misconduct, for breaching professional standards
  • Management action, for misconduct, was taken against a constable who failed to carry out their duties diligently

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said she could not give more details about the nature of the misconduct allegations.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader said: "It is of the utmost importance that Leicestershire Police ensures its officers act with integrity and do the right thing in all situations, working in an open, honest and transparent way."

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