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Senior police officer's actions 'cast shadow' over integrity

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Senior police officer's actions 'cast shadow' over integrity

Post by Bert Moffat » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:52 am

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... st-5706249

Senior police officer's actions 'cast a shadow' over integrity of force, report says

An IPCC report into PC Shaun Jenkins, who had sex with a married mum while on duty in Caerphilly, found the senior Gwent Police officer who investigated him has a 'case to answer for gross misconduct'

There is a “case to answer for gross misconduct” in the actions of the senior police officer who let a firearms officer keep his job after he was caught having sex while on duty, the IPCC has said.

In a report released today, the police watchdog said the actions of then-head of Gwent Police’s professional standards department, Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths, “cast a shadow” over the integrity of the force in dealing with complaints against its own officers.

A spokesman for the IPCC said Det Supt Griffiths has since attended an internal misconduct meeting at which no further action was taken against him, although he has been moved to a different department.

It comes as the report revealed Det Supt Griffiths and his colleagues redacted a report into PC Shaun Jenkins’ actions to hide the fact he was carrying a loaded firearm when he had sex on duty.

Their write-up, which was sent to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and to the husband of the woman PC Jenkins had sex with, also failed to mention that he was a firearms officer or that he was on duty at the time.

The report said the redaction of the information, “leads one to conclude that it was probable that the redaction was made to downplay the seriousness of the complaint, and to protect the reputation of the Gwent Police rather than in defence of the wider ‘public interest’ which is claimed.”

The IPCC’s report also found Det Supt Griffiths failed to properly discuss the matter with his boss, Jeff Farrar – who is now the force’s acting Chief Constable.

In a meeting with Mr Farrar in late 2010, Det Supt Griffiths said PC Jenkins was not armed during the incident.

Because of this, Mr Farrar agreed it could be "fast tracked" as a less serious misconduct matter – similar to another, earlier, case in which a detective sergeant had also had sex on duty and had been given a formal written warning.

The report said that when a colleague told Det Supt Griffiths that PC Jenkins had been armed at the time and called for the case to be treated as a dismissal matter, Det Supt Griffiths said he had discussed the matter “at length” with Mr Farrar – something Mr Farrar denies.

In March 2011, Mr Farrar informed Det Supt Griffiths that he had “lost confidence” in him as the head of professional standards and removed him from the department.

PC Jenkins was later forced to undergo a misconduct hearing, at which he was dismissed - although he later appealed that decision and was reinstated in April 2012.

The report added: “Whilst his conduct was totally unacceptable, he had admitted it, and was assured in the belief that it had been dealt with and he could move forward.

“It is difficult to measure the sense of injustice and stress that this has caused to PC Jenkins and his close family.”

The report concluded: “The result has been that these failures have questioned the integrity of and confidence in the Gwent Police professional standards department and have necessitated an independent investigation by the IPCC.

“It also calls into question the integrity and competence of Detective Superintendent Griffiths.”

It adds: “In relation to Detective Superintendent Griffiths, considering his position and role as the head of professional standards for Gwent Police at this time, the investigation concluded that on the balance of probabilities there is a case to answer for gross misconduct in relation to his performance of duties.”

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