Court warned after leaving the job
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:49 PM
If an officer charges, summonses or otherwise reports someone for process or is an important witness in something which occurs shortly before they leave the force for whatever reason, and subsequently the case goes to court, what happens? If PC Bloggs is one of your main or perhaps your only witness and has since retired, does he get hauled back in a suit to stand in the box? How about if he has been fired for some form of misconduct? More of relevance to Specials, let's say SC Smith reports someone for something shortly before he's due to leave to become a regular and a few months later when it goes to court he's no longer SC 1234 Smith but PC 4321 Smith. Does Smith still have to go to court, and if so does he go as a PC rather than the SC he was at the time?
Obviously there'd be an element of common sense - if you knew you didn't have long left in the job you'd be careful about putting yourself in that position but occasionally these things just spring up in front of you and have to be dealt with.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:52 PM
& I do believe former officers can be called into court.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:53 PM
If you had been sacked or whatever there is a form for the case file relating to the police officer's disciplinary record and it is disclosed to the defence. If deemed relevent it might be brought up in open court but that is a matter for the judge.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:55 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:01 AM
See Manual Of Guidance http://www.nationala...pd/pvu/mg6b.pdf
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:12 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:39 PM
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