Breach of the standards of professional behaviour relating to Duties & Responsibilities and Conduct.

A police officer failed to take positive action when dealing with a guest at The Holiday Inn in Runcorn on 5th July 2019. 

The officer failed to search the guest despite there being reasonable grounds to do so.

The officer failed to seize a small quantity of a substance believed to be a controlled drug in the bathroom of the hotel room.

The officer switched off their body worn video prior to entering the bathroom where the substance believed to be a controlled drug was found. The actions of the officer were not captured.

Outcome: Written Warning