Notice of Police Appeal Tribunal - Ex DC Darren Stedman

Summary

 

Ex DC Darren Stedman appeals against the findings and sanction made under the Police Conduct Regulations 2012

 

Finding made under the Police Conduct Regulations 2012

 

Finding made under the Police Conduct Regulations 2012

In 2008, DC Stedman:

  1. Had a sexual relationship with a suspect in a domestic violence case in 2009, having investigated her in 2008 for an assault on her child.
  2. Accessed crime reports on the 23rd January 2011 and 17th July 2013 relating to the aforementioned suspect not for a legitimate policing purpose but for the purpose of providing information to her.
  3. Took and retained a Scene of Crimes Album, which was found at his home.
  4. Edited confidential interviews of three victims at his home address without authorisation.

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached:

It was found that Ex DC Darren Stedman breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in particular those paragraphs relating to:

 

Discreditable Conduct

Confidentiality

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Outcome following misconduct hearing:

Allegations 1 and 2 were found proven as Gross Misconduct

Allegations 3 and 4 were found proven as Misconduct Only.

 

Ex DC Stedman was dismissed without notice

 

 

Outcome of the Appeal Tribunal

The Appeal was dismissed