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BTP officer given final written warning - Newcastle

A British Transport Police sergeant has been given a final written warning after a misconduct hearing led by an independent chair found one allegation against him not proven and a second allegation of gross misconduct proven.

Sergeant Stephen Davies, based in Newcastle, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to authority, respect and courtesy in his treatment of a junior colleague.

In April 2016, Sergeant Davies inappropriately and unreasonably followed a colleague in an unmarked police vehicle as she left work at 2am.

Det Supt Gill Murray, Head of BTP’s Professional Standards Department, said: “No one should ever be made to feel uncomfortable by the behaviour of someone else; this not only applies to passengers and staff we protect every day but to our own officers and staff too.

“It is our clear expectation that BTP officers and staff should treat each other with respect and courtesy at all times; on 21 April 2016 Sergeant Davies did not do this. We will now examine what opportunities there are to take lessons from this case as well as ensure any individual development is met.”

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