BREAKING HIGH WYCOMBE LONDON

An allegation of gross misconduct has been proven against a former detective sergeant

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A Misconduct Hearing was heard in the case of former DS John Smith, formerly based at AW (Central West), on Thursday, 26 November.

He faced allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.

On 27 July 2020, former DS John Smith was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court of driving a motor vehicle on a road whilst under the influence of alcohol, contrary to Section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. He was subsequently banned from driving for 24 months and fined £692.

The Misconduct Hearing, chaired by Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, found the allegation proven as gross misconduct.

If former DS Smith was still a police officer, he would have been dismissed without notice.