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26th Jun, 2022

Serving West Mercia officer sacked after drink drive guilty plea

Rob George 8th Nov, 2021

A SERVING south Worcestershire West Mercia Police officer has been sacked after he pleaded guilty to drink driving.

The force upheld an allegation against PC Jonathan Griffith and dismissed him for gross misconduct following an accelerated misconduct hearing chaired by Chief Constable Pippa Mills on Friday (November 5)

On June 10 it was alleged PC Griffith was unfit for duty due to prior consumption of alcohol. PC Griffith pleaded guilty to drink driving at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on August 24.

It was alleged PC Griffith breached two Standards of Professional Behaviour – namely Fitness for Duty and Discreditable Conduct – which amounted to gross misconduct.

He will now be added to the College of Policing Barred List.

Chief Constable Mills said: “The public, quite rightly, expect police officers and staff to maintain the highest standards of behaviour.

“Where behaviour falls below our professional standards disciplinary procedures will take place.”

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