1st February 2017

On 30 January 2017 it was announced that a top Police Officer who exposed her breast whilst mocking another Police Officer’s “boob job” has been allowed to keep her job.

See our earlier post on this issue dated 16 December 2016.

A disciplinary panel found Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe of Greater Manchester Police guilty of gross misconduct and recommended a written warning.  It was announced on 30 January 2017 that Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling decided to follow the disciplinary panel’s recommendation and give the Senior Officer a final written warning.  Announcing his decision to follow the panel’s recommendation it was reported Mr Pilling said:

“despite being absolutely appalled at her behaviour and all too aware of the damage to public confidence, I do not think I can take a different view without any significant reason to do so”.

Blog by Richard Hardy, Partner and Police Misconduct Solicitor