Police Appeals Tribunal and Misconduct Hearings

Police Misconduct Hearing: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

On Thursday 23rd January 2020 a Special Case Police Misconduct Hearing was conducted by Chief Constable Carl Foulkes at Police Headquarters, Colwyn Bay concerning Police Constable 3063 Robert Hill. He faced an allegation that he had breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Discreditable Conduct (Gross Misconduct) in that:-

On 4th December 2019 PC Hill was convicted of driving a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed limit, contrary to Section 5 of the Road Traffic Act, at Llandudno Magistrates Court.

This allegation was denied by PC Hill however the allegation was found proven and assessed as Gross Misconduct.

Chief Constable Foulkes confirmed that he had considered the representations from PC Hill’s Police Federation Representative regarding the circumstances of the offence and PC Hill’s personal circumstances at the time.

Chief Constable Foulkes recognised that PC Hill was a ‘good officer’ who was going through a difficult period in his life however this was balanced against the fact that PC Hill did not accept his conviction and there had been a potential for serious harm to have been caused on the night in question.

Having considered all of the circumstances, mitigating and aggravating factors, the outcome was dismissal without notice. PC Hill will now be added to the barred list as maintained by the College of Policing.