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Successful Appeal in Police Appeals Tribunal

News 24 Jul 17

Allan Compton successfully represented PC JJ at the Police Appeals Tribunal on 20th July 2017. She had been dismissed for gross misconduct at a police disciplinary hearing following allegations that she had lied about the search of the A12 in Essex for a drunk pedestrian who was subsequently struck by a lorry and killed.

The Appeal Tribunal ruled that the original Tribunal had been improperly constituted because of the presence of a senior employee of Essex Police on the panel in place of a serving police officer. The Tribunal ruled that the definition in the Police Misconduct Regulations of ‘member of the force of rank of superintendent or above’ did not extend to a senior employee with an ‘equivalent rank’. The officer has now been reinstated and the case has been remitted for consideration at a rehearing.

Mr Compton was instructed by Russell Haldane of Taylor Haldane Barlex solicitors.

News | 24 Jul 17

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