A police officer has been sacked after he “intentionally focused” a divorce solicitor who represented his ex-wife.
PC Nathan Garden purposely pulled the solicitor over in her automobile for failing to put on a seatbelt, a Norfolk Police misconduct listening to was advised.
PC Garden was “impolite and confrontational” and tried to make sure she received a superb and never despatched on a driver consciousness course.
The listening to was additionally advised he used his place as an officer to attempt to discredit his ex-wife.
He was dismissed with out discover following the listening to.
On 6 October final yr, PC Garden stopped the solicitor in Blofield, Norfolk, to concern her with a visitors offence report (TOR) over the seatbelt infringement.
“On the time PC Garden knew that she was a solicitor who had represented his ex-wife throughout his divorce proceedings,” the listening to was advised.
“PC Garden intentionally focused the solicitor when making the cease as a result of she had represented his ex-wife throughout divorce proceedings.
“Throughout the cease PC Garden was impolite and confrontational in the direction of the solicitor.”
He then made a “concerted effort to hunt to affect” the result of the ticket he issued to make sure the solicitor was fined.
The misconduct listening to, on eight Could, was additionally advised the previous PC used his standing as an officer to pursue misconduct allegations in opposition to his ex-wife along with her employer.
After being advised the result of her agency’s investigation, he contacted senior employees on a “variety of events to overturn” its findings.
He additionally sought to have the choice reviewed by the Well being and Care Professions Council.
“This amounted to an prolonged and dedicated marketing campaign to discredit his ex-wife,” the listening to was advised.
In dismissing PC Garden, the power listening to discovered the officer’s conduct breached the anticipated requirements behaviour.