Former officer would have been dismissed had he not retired
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An Accelerated Misconduct Hearing has found that an officer would have been dismissed without notice if he had not retired.
Former police constable, Alan Rossi, who worked as a response officer, based at Longton, was investigated last year.
The hearing, which was held on Tuesday (13 June) found that he had breached police standards of honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct and duties and responsibilities.
In November 2022, Rossi made three false entries on force IT systems and lied to a victim about the circumstances of the recovery of his stolen property.
Also, in November 2022, Rossi failed to arrest a suspected burglar and arrange for her interview, failed to complete stop/search documents and failed to log body worn video footage as evidence.
The hearing was chaired by Chief Constable Chris Noble. Rossi’s actions were determined as gross misconduct.
Rossi, who retired from the force in May 2023, will be placed on the national College of Policing’s Barred List for life, preventing him from working within policing and other law enforcement bodies.
Deputy Chief Constable Emma Barnett said: “These incidents were highly concerning and indicate behaviours and attitudes which are not in keeping with the values of the force and the high standards of an officer who’s pledged to serve and protect the public.
“Rossi had an opportunity to intervene in a potential crime series, apprehend an offender and prevent further harm and distress to other members of the public. He failed to do so.”