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Public Misconduct Hearings

As of 1st May 2015 Police Misconduct Hearings may be heard in public. There will be certain situations where it will be necessary and appropriate for all, or parts of, a police disciplinary or appeal hearing to be held in private. The senior officer or legally-qualified person chairing the panel will make this decision.

We will publish public Police Misconduct Hearings below. Applications to attend can be sent to our Professional Standards Department where they will be considered individually.

The publication of outcome notices from misconduct hearings will be made available to the public on this page for a period of 28 days.

Misconduct Hearing

South Wales Police will hold a Police Misconduct Hearing commencing at 10am on Thursday 24th January 2019 at the police premises of 10 / 11 Bocam Park, Pencoed, Bridgend. The Hearing will consider the conduct of Detective Constable 3725 Erica Ray and arises from her sharing of an image via social media. Any person(s) wishing to attend the hearing are required to contact The Professional Standards Department on 01656 655555 ext 67-715 in advance of the hearing to allow for the necessary arrangements for their attendance.

Outcome of Misconduct Hearing

South Wales Police held a Police Misconduct Hearing on the 18th December 2018, in respect of allegations concerning the conduct of Detective Inspector Ricky Price.

The hearing considered allegations concerning the officer’s conduct, following an incident that occurred at Cockett Police Station in August 2018.

Chief Constable Matt Jukes, who chaired the hearing, was presented with the facts of the case, following a thorough and detailed investigation undertaken by the force’s Professional Standards Department.

At the conclusion of the hearing, which was held in private following legal submissions, the Chief Constable found that the officer’s actions did amount to Gross Misconduct and a sanction of a Final Written Warning was delivered.

Chief Superintendent Dorian Lloyd, Head of Professional Standards for South Wales Police said: “The sanction of a Final Written Warning is an extremely serious outcome and will remain on the officer’s personal record for the next 18 months. South Wales Police employs almost 5,000 police officers and members of staff, who demonstrate the very highest levels of professional conduct and integrity at all times.

“Members of the public and the communities of South Wales should be reassured that the force’s Professional Standards Department takes any complaint or allegation relating to an individual’s conduct extremely seriously, as has been demonstrated here, and will always ensure that such matters are thoroughly investigated and that appropriate action is taken.”