A former Staffordshire police officer has been sentenced after admitting affray following a violent outburst at his home.
Paul Weston, 29, was sentenced on Friday (6 January) at Stafford Crown Court to 12 months, suspended for two years.
Weston, who was suspended from duty at the time, was making threats and was violent towards officers at his home address near Stafford on Friday 28 October 2022.
He admitted the charge of affray at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Saturday 12 November and was remanded in custody.
The student officer was suspended from duty in August 2022, due to an ongoing investigation by the force’s Professional Standards Department.
He was dismissed from the force on Friday 25 November.
Deputy Chief Constable Emma Barnett said, “Paul Weston’s actions were found to have fallen well below the standard we expect of our police officers and undermine the confidence of the communities we are here to protect.
“He was quite rightly dismissed as his behaviour does not represent the values of our force or Staffordshire Police officers.”