December 11, 2019 | 10:57am
A feminine cop in Wales has admitted having intercourse with an abuse sufferer she had been assigned to assist, in line with a report.
PC Andrea Griffiths, 44, made the admission on Tuesday by her lawyer as she resigned in shame relatively than face a misconduct listening to the place she would have been fired, the Every day Put up stated.
“I recognize I shouldn’t have had sexual contact” with the sufferer, named solely as Mr. X, in 2015, she stated in a press release learn by her lawyer, Nick Walker, in the beginning of the listening to.
“I settle for gross misconduct and deeply remorse that it occurred.
“To avoid further embarrassment to everyone I have resigned forthwith from North Wales Police.”
A lawyer for North Wales Police, Amy Clarke, informed the listening to that the intercourse was with “a vulnerable” intercourse crime sufferer who the officer was “tasked with being liaison officer” for, the Every day Put up stated.
“She agreed further that sexual activity happened on duty,” Clarke informed the listening to, in line with the report.
The listening to’s panel discovered her responsible of gross misconduct and stated she would have been dismissed from the pressure had she tried to remain. Her resignation had been accepted and was efficient instantly, Clarke stated.
“I would like to apologize to the victim in this matter who was badly let down by the person who was entrusted to support him,” Deputy Chief Constable Richard Debicki of North Wales Police stated after the listening to.
He stated Griffiths’ conduct “fell far below the highest levels of professional behavior we and the public rightly expect from our police officers.”
“It is unacceptable to the force that an officer should act in a way that undermines the excellent work of the vast majority of our staff who serve our communities with integrity,” he stated.