Sacked Northumbria Police cop bids to win his back job as he appeals against his misconduct hearing

A police constable booted out of Northumbria Police after he subjected a colleague to “unwanted touching” on a work night out and other incidents is vying for his job back.

By Fiona Thompson
Monday, 7th June 2021, 4:55 am

These covered discreditable conduct, authority, respect and courtesy and confidentiality.

In a one-day remote hearing on Monday, June 7, the force will hear an appeals tribunal as the ex-cop bids to change the outcome of the action.

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Northumbria Police's headquarters is in Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend.

During last year’s hearing, the panel heard Mr Parker subjected a colleague to “unwanted touching” on a work night out.

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Another complaint detailed how he met a woman in a cafe for around three hours while dressed in his uniform.

A third dealt with by senior members of the force said he was at the home of a woman, a member of the public, when he showed her confidential policing material.

The force sacked him following a five-day misconduct hearing, which found all three allegations proven, putting him in breach of its professional standards.

It revealed details after it was held private due to the pandemic.

At that time, Superintendent Steve Ammari, head of professional standards, said: “We want to make it extremely clear that his behaviour was completely unacceptable.

“In doing so, we want to reassure the public that the actions of this individual are in no way representative of the officers and staff who every single day display the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to the communities we are proud to serve.”

Mr Parker had been based in Newcastle.

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