Sussex Police Officer Ian Upperton dismissed Brighton News

A POLICE officer was relieved of his duties after he threatened his ex-wife and breaking into force home.

Ian Upperton appeared today and yesterday at a hearing for misconduct at the headquarters of the Sussex Police in Lewes.

The panel, led by an independent legally qualified chairman, found that the four allegations against Upperton were proven.

On 11 November 2019, he was forced into the house of his ex-wife, causing her to fall back and hurt slightly.

Then, on January 13 of last year, he threatened his ex-wife during a conversation with another officer and the next day made angry comments about him to another officer.

In the same conversation, he made threats against a superintendent who had released him on bail.

The cases were described as “very serious” and he was dismissed from the police without notice for violating professional standards of dishonorable conduct and authority, respect and courtesy.

Detective Superintendent Rachel Carr, chief of the Force’s Professional Standards Department, said: “Sussex Police expect the highest personal and professional standards from anyone who works for us and any allegation of behavior that does not meet these standards are subject to rigorous investigation.

“The conduct of this officer was well below the standards we expect from the Sussex Police.

“He let himself down, his family, the public and his colleagues.”

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