Senior officers fired after ‘pinching and slapping bottoms’ of feminine colleagues

Two police officers have been sacked with out prior discover after they have been each discovered responsible of performing acts of sexual misconduct in direction of two of their feminine colleagues on an evening out in Derby. Particular Chief Inspector Andy Whitworth was alleged to have pinched a feminine Particular Constable’s backside whereas former Particular Sergeant Gary Sims was alleged to have slapped one other’s.

Each males have been serving with the British Transport Police (BTP) when the offence befell at an off responsibility social gathering within the metropolis on the night of October 16 and into the early hours of October 17 2021. The BTP shared no additional particulars on the precise location of the incident, the Derby Telegraph experiences.

Following their offensive actions, each males certified for a misconduct trial at BTP Headquarters in Camden which lasted from September 5 to September 8. After the allegations, amounting to gross misconduct, have been discovered confirmed, each have been dismissed with out discover.

The pressure stated: “They have been each known as to reply allegations regarding breaches of the requirements {of professional} behaviour particularly authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct.

“The panel concluded that the allegations have been confirmed and amounted to gross misconduct. SCI Andy Whitworth was dismissed with out discover. SPS Sims resigned from the pressure following the incident. Had he nonetheless been serving, he would have been dismissed with out discover.”

Following the conclusion of the listening to, Detective Superintendent Pete Fulton, head of BTP’s Skilled Requirements Division, stated: “These have been two senior officers who abused their positions and subjected two junior colleagues to unwarranted sexualised behaviour on an evening out.

“Law enforcement officials are anticipated uphold the regulation and behave with the utmost integrity whether or not they’re on or off responsibility, which each Andy Whitworth and Gary Sims didn’t do. They don’t mirror the values of BTP and I wholeheartedly agree with the choice of the panel to dismiss them each.”

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