Police Misconduct Appeal – Ex PC Matthew Broome

Date: Monday 6 March 2017
Time: 10:00am
Venue: City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Tribunal information

Ex PC Matthew Broome appeal against the outcome following findings made under the Police Conduct Regulation of 2012.

Allegations

Finding made under the 2012 Conduct Regulations:

  1. Ex PC Matthew Broome communications with a friend via series of text messages consisted of information that was gleaned and relayed to meet the request of his friend and not for a policing purpose.  Two counts.
  2. Ex PC Matthew Broome knowingly provided false information in order to carry out a check on PNC (Police National Computer)
  3. Ex PC Matthew Broome conducted a PNC check that was not in accordance to applicable policies and failed to report the friends request for a check to be conducted.
  4. Ex PC Matthew Broome possessed sufficient information that his friend was possibly wanted by the police and failed to report his friends stated intention of not surrendering to custody to a supervisor or line manager.

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached:

The panel found that Ex PC Matthew Broome breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in particular those paragraphs relating to:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Orders and Instructions
  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Confidentiality

The panel found that taken individually and collectively, the breaches of Standards of Professional Behaviour constitutes gross misconduct.

Outcome following misconduct hearing

Ex PC Matthew Broome was dismissed without notice.

Outcome

The Appeal was dismissed.

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