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A misconduct hearing concluded on the 17 January 2023 in relation to allegations that Mr Giles Kitchener, who was serving as a Temporary Detective Sergeant at the time, breached standards of professional behaviour.
In total there were 14 allegations made against Mr Kitchener. The panel made findings in relation to nine of those allegations, which amounted to gross misconduct. The Standards of Professional Behaviour breached were:
During this hearing the panel heard evidence of how, over several months, Mr Kitchener made a series of inappropriate misogynistic, homophobic, racist and unprofessional comments to policing colleagues. In addition, he consumed alcohol whilst on duty, which is a violation of both the Standards of Professional Behaviour, and the principles enshrined within the Code of Ethics.
A misconduct panel found Mr Kitchener guilty of gross misconduct and he has been dismissed without notice.
The outcome of the hearing will mean Mr Kitchener is added to the police barred list, which will prevent him from re-entering the police service or joining other policing bodies.