Gross misconduct allegations proven against former constable
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A misconduct hearing into a former Staffordshire Police officer has determined that she would have been dismissed had she not resigned.
Shara Green, 24, who worked as a response officer based in Hanley, was investigated last year.
The hearing, which was held today (24 May) found that she had breached honesty and integrity, duties and responsibilities and discreditable conduct standards by lying about the reason she was off work. Her actions were assessed by the panel and considered to be so serious as to constitute gross misconduct.
Green resigned in October 2020.
Deputy Chief Constable, Emma Barnett, said: “The public expect and deserve to have trust and confidence in their police. When a police officer is deliberately dishonest it corrodes that trust and is a betrayal of the values for which the police service stands.
“Although regulations allow an officer to resign while under investigation for gross misconduct, the misconduct process still continued. She will now be placed on the national College of Policing’s Barred List preventing her from working within policing and other law enforcement bodies.”