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Misconduct hearing: Former officer 'would have been dismissed' for gross misconduct

Following a misconduct hearing held at Leek Wootton on 8 and 9 April, a former West Mercia Police officer has received a finding of 'would have been dismissed' for gross misconduct.

Detective Constable Robert Hall, 37, had completed 16 years of service most recently based at Telford.

The hearing - attended by former DC Robert Hall and conducted by legally qualified chair, Douglas Readings - follows an investigation by the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Anti-Corruption Unit.

The allegation against the officer centred on his dishonesty, lack of integrity and discreditable conduct regarding property he should have returned to a previous partner.

Former DC Hall resigned from his position in November 2018 but the panel determined that the allegation was proven on all counts and he would have been dismissed for his actions.

Superintendent Helena Bennett, Head of Professional Standards for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police, said: "We expect all our officers and staff to uphold the highest standards of behaviour and the officer in this case has failed to do so."

The force accepts the decision of the panel.

The outcome of the misconduct hearing is subject to the normal appeals process.

The outcomes of misconduct proceedings are published quarterly on our website here:


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 10/04/19