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The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012

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Procedure at misconduct proceedings

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33.—(1) Subject to these Regulations, the person conducting or chairing the misconduct proceedings shall determine the procedure at those proceedings.

(2) The misconduct proceedings shall not proceed unless the officer concerned has been notified of the effect of regulation 7(1) to (3) in relation to the form of misconduct proceedings taking place.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), the person conducting or chairing the misconduct proceedings may from time to time adjourn the proceedings if it appears to him to be necessary or expedient to do so.

(4) The misconduct proceedings shall not, except in exceptional circumstances, be adjourned solely to allow the complainant or any witness or interested person to attend.

(5) The person representing the officer concerned may—

(a)address the proceedings in order to do any or all of the following—

(i)put the case of the officer concerned;

(ii)sum up that case;

(iii)respond on behalf of the officer concerned to any view expressed at the proceedings;

(iv)make representations concerning any aspect of proceedings under these Regulations; and

(v)subject to paragraph (8), ask questions of any witnesses; and

(b)confer with the officer concerned.

(6) Where (at a misconduct hearing) the person representing the officer concerned is a relevant lawyer, the police friend of the officer concerned may also confer with the officer concerned.

(7) The police friend or relevant lawyer of the officer concerned may not answer any questions asked of the officer concerned during the misconduct proceedings.

(8) Whether any question should or should not be put to a witness shall be determined by the person conducting or chairing the misconduct proceedings.

(9) The person conducting or chairing the misconduct proceedings may allow any document to be considered at those proceedings notwithstanding that a copy of it has not been supplied—

(a)by the officer concerned to the appropriate authority in accordance with regulation 22(3); or

(b)to the officer concerned in accordance with regulation 21(1).

(10) Where evidence is given or considered at the misconduct proceedings that the officer concerned—

(a)on being questioned by an investigator at any time after he was given written notice under regulation 15(1) of these Regulations or paragraph 19B(6) of Schedule 3 to the 2002 Act; or

(b)in submitting any information or by not submitting any information at all under paragraph 19C of Schedule 3 to the 2002 Act or regulation 16(1) or 22(2) or (3) (or, where paragraph (11) applies, regulation 45),

failed to mention any fact relied on in his case at the misconduct proceedings, being a fact which in the circumstances existing at the time, the officer concerned could reasonably have been expected to mention when so questioned or when providing such information, paragraph (12) applies.

(11) This paragraph applies where the appropriate authority has directed, in accordance with regulation 42(1), that the case be dealt with under this Part.

(12) Where this paragraph applies, the person or persons conducting the misconduct proceedings may draw such inferences from the failure as appear proper.

(13) The person or persons conducting the misconduct proceedings shall review the facts of the case and decide whether the conduct of the officer concerned amounts—

(a)in the case of a misconduct meeting, to misconduct or not; or

(b)in the case of a misconduct hearing, to misconduct, gross misconduct or neither.

(14) The person or persons conducting the misconduct proceedings shall not find that the conduct of the officer concerned amounts to misconduct or gross misconduct unless—

(a)he is or they are satisfied on the balance of probabilities that this is the case; or

(b)the officer concerned admits it is the case.

(15) At misconduct proceedings conducted by a panel, any decision shall be based on a majority but shall not indicate whether it was taken unanimously or by a majority.

(16) Where the officer concerned is a senior officer, the persons conducting the misconduct proceedings shall, as soon as practicable after the meeting or hearing, submit a report to the appropriate authority, together with a copy to the senior officer concerned, setting out—

(a)the finding of the persons conducting the proceedings under paragraph (13);

(b)the reasons for that finding;

(c)if that finding was that the conduct of the officer concerned amounted to misconduct or gross misconduct, a recommendation as to any disciplinary action which in their opinion should be imposed; and

(d)any other matter arising out of the proceedings which they desire to bring to the notice of the appropriate authority.

(17) In any case in which the Commission was entitled to attend to make representations under regulation 29(1), the persons conducting the misconduct proceedings shall send a copy of any report under paragraph (16) to the Commission.

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