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Officer Dismissed for gross misconduct

Officer Dismissed for gross misconduct

An Essex Police officer, who was convicted of misconduct in public office, has been found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed without notice.

DC Sharon Patterson was found to be in breach of Professional Standards of Discreditable Conduct having been convicted of a criminal offence.

A special case hearing was chaired by Chief Constable BJ Harrington at Chelmsford’s Civic Centre today, Friday April 26.

The hearing was told how in March this year DC Patterson was found guilty of one count of misconduct in public office following a trial at London’s Old Bailey.

Chief Constable Harrington ruled that DC Patterson, who was not present for the hearing, should be dismissed without notice.

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