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Two police officers suspended on suspicion of gross misconduct

The Argus: Two police officers suspended on suspicion of gross misconduct Two police officers suspended on suspicion of gross misconduct

Two police officers have been suspended over allegations about their behaviour with a woman while on duty in a marked police car.

The officers, both PCs based in East Sussex, are being investigated on suspicion of gross misconduct fol- lowing the alleged incident in Heathfield, near Eastbourne.

A force spokesman confirmed the officers had been suspended from duty on full pay while the force carries out an investigation into the alleged incident, which is said to involve police officers taking pictures of a woman.

The incident reportedly took place in November last year but the officers were only suspended last Friday, The Argus can reveal.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “On March 28 uniformed police officers from East Sussex division were suspended from operational duties.

“They are now under investigation for gross misconduct over matters relating to an allegation involving their interaction with a female member of the public in a marked police vehicle in Heathfield in November.

“The matter is being investigated by the force’s professional standards department.

“We cannot comment further on the case as the investigation is ongoing.”

Asked if the allegations involved photography, a Sussex Police spokesman said they would not deny this.

He would not be drawn on whether the allegation was sexual but did confirm it was definitely not violent.

It is believed the woman involved has been or is due to be interviewed by the police’s professional standards department

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1:49pm Tue 1 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

No surprise about this at all. Amazing they got arrested at all, it's taken months but then they must have had a very hard time trying to keep this one quiet.
No surprise about this at all. Amazing they got arrested at all, it's taken months but then they must have had a very hard time trying to keep this one quiet. getThisCoalitionOut
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3:45pm Tue 1 Apr 14

NickBrt says...

Hope they weren't fracking with a certain MP!
Hope they weren't fracking with a certain MP! NickBrt
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Dave At Home says...

Happened in November, arrested last week, it will be months yet before they ask us do we remember being in B&Q's car park in Heathfield at 9.30pm and see anything untowards with a Police car, 2 males and female. Descriptions as follows, 2 x white males wearing police uniforms, 1 was 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10 and the other was 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 11, the female was posing and had blond hair, saying this one is for my profile pic on facebook.... do behave.
Happened in November, arrested last week, it will be months yet before they ask us do we remember being in B&Q's car park in Heathfield at 9.30pm and see anything untowards with a Police car, 2 males and female. Descriptions as follows, 2 x white males wearing police uniforms, 1 was 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10 and the other was 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 11, the female was posing and had blond hair, saying this one is for my profile pic on facebook.... do behave. Dave At Home
  • Score: 1

10:35pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BaldEagle says...

The article makes no reference to them being arrested, not sure how suspended gets translated into that.....
The article makes no reference to them being arrested, not sure how suspended gets translated into that..... BaldEagle
  • Score: 9

12:03am Wed 2 Apr 14

Innocentbystander65 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
No surprise about this at all. Amazing they got arrested at all, it's taken months but then they must have had a very hard time trying to keep this one quiet.
You are such a pointless waste of oxygen. Do you have nothing better to do than be negative about everything? No arrest, allegation made, innocent until proven.... Tw@t!
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: No surprise about this at all. Amazing they got arrested at all, it's taken months but then they must have had a very hard time trying to keep this one quiet.[/p][/quote]You are such a pointless waste of oxygen. Do you have nothing better to do than be negative about everything? No arrest, allegation made, innocent until proven.... Tw@t! Innocentbystander65
  • Score: 2

4:48am Wed 2 Apr 14

twonk says...

Power corrupts.
Power corrupts. twonk
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10:11pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Levent says...

Innocentbystander65 wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
No surprise about this at all. Amazing they got arrested at all, it's taken months but then they must have had a very hard time trying to keep this one quiet.
You are such a pointless waste of oxygen. Do you have nothing better to do than be negative about everything? No arrest, allegation made, innocent until proven.... Tw@t!
Be negative about everything? So what do YOU suggest the cops were
doing in the car excatly then BOZO? Administering CPR?
And why would they be suspended if they weren't doing anything "negative"? You degenerate little pr1ck!
[quote][p][bold]Innocentbystander65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: No surprise about this at all. Amazing they got arrested at all, it's taken months but then they must have had a very hard time trying to keep this one quiet.[/p][/quote]You are such a pointless waste of oxygen. Do you have nothing better to do than be negative about everything? No arrest, allegation made, innocent until proven.... Tw@t![/p][/quote]Be negative about everything? So what do YOU suggest the cops were doing in the car excatly then BOZO? Administering CPR? And why would they be suspended if they weren't doing anything "negative"? You degenerate little pr1ck! Levent
  • Score: 2

3:15am Thu 3 Apr 14

julesgemini says...

No one knows the facts here and I think it unfair to assume they r guilty!
No one knows the facts here and I think it unfair to assume they r guilty! julesgemini
  • Score: -1

10:15am Thu 3 Apr 14

Roundbill says...

Maybe she dropped a contact lens on the floor of their police car, and they were using the lights of their mobile phones to help her look? And she'd just forgotten that she didn't have any underwear on?
Maybe she dropped a contact lens on the floor of their police car, and they were using the lights of their mobile phones to help her look? And she'd just forgotten that she didn't have any underwear on? Roundbill
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