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Essex Police officer is found guilty of gross misconduct

Ex-policeman is found guilty of gross misconduct for ‘breaching standards of professional behaviour’

  • Essex Police misconduct hearing found Harry Burgess guilty 
  • Former constable would have lost his job if he hadn’t already resigned
  • PC Laura Walsh also breached standards of professional behaviour

An ex-police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct.

PC Harry Burgess breached standards of professional behaviour while he was working at a police station in Essex, a misconduct hearing ruled. 

The officer would have been dismissed if he had not already resigned from the force. 

Another officer PC Laura Welsh was given a warning but allowed to keep her job. 

The evidence was uncovered at an Essex Police misconduct hearing, held on Monday at Chelmsford’s Civic Centre.   

PC Harry Burgess breached standards of professional behaviour while he was working at a police station in Essex, a misconduct hearing ruled 

Chief Superintendent Tracey Harman, who sat on the disciplinary panel, slammed Burgess.

She said: ‘Former PC Harry Burgess acted in a way that goes against what we expect of our officers.

At the same hearing PC Welsh was given a written warning after she was found to have also breached the standards of professional behaviour. 

Chief Superintendent  Harman added: ‘For PC Welsh’s part, I hope she uses this as a learning opportunity for future behaviour.’ 

The evidence was uncovered at an Essex Police misconduct hearing, held on Monday at Chelmsford's Civic Centre (pictured) 

The evidence was uncovered at an Essex Police misconduct hearing, held on Monday at Chelmsford’s Civic Centre (pictured) 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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