AN Essex police officer has received a final written warning for gross misconduct.
Pc Grant Snow was found yesterday (Thursday, May 18) by a panel chaired by independent legally qualified chair, James Tumbridge, to have breached Essex Police’s standards of professional behaviour relating to use of force, authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct.
The four day hearing at Southend Civic Centre heard how Pc Snow used excessive force and abusive language while restraining a man during an incident in Braintree on Monday, May 2, 2016.
Assistant Chief Constable Andy Prophet, the Chief Officer on the misconduct panel said: “I see police officers and police staff across Essex displaying professionalism, bravery and restraint in dealing with extremely challenging and often dangerous situations every single day.
“However on this occasion, despite some provocation, the officer’s actions fell below the very high standards the public and the force expect. Breaches in the standards of professional behaviour are rare, but when they do occur, it is right that they are fully investigated.
“The force will continue to hold those to account who let the public, their colleagues and themselves down.”