Eastbourne policeman's inappropriate behaviour

A former police officer’s behaviour amounted to gross misconduct after an investigation found he had attempted to pursue an inappropriate relationship with a member of the public who he had met on duty.

Ex-PC Steve Green, 38, who was based at Eastbourne, appeared before a two-day misconduct hearing held at Sussex Police headquarters on 6 and 7 February in front of a panel led by an Independent Legally Qualified Chair (LQC).

The hearing was told that in February 2022, the officer made inappropriate contact by telephone to a vulnerable woman who he had met in the course of his police duties. He went on to attempt to pursue an inappropriate relationship with the woman and while attending her home to take a statement from her, attempted to kiss her.

The panel found in doing so, he had breached Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct, authority, and respect and courtesy, and determined that this amounted to gross misconduct. He would have been dismissed from the force, had he not already resigned, and he has been placed on the College of Policing Barred list which will prevent him returning to policing.


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