A police officer faces a misconduct hearing after allegedly forcibly using a computer to check on a man she was planning on dating.
PC Teresa Lines is then accused of visiting the man, known as Mr. W, while he was on duty.
PC Lines will be charged with violating professional standards of conduct during the hearing at Avon and Somerset Police HQ on Wednesday June 30.
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It is alleged that she accessed police information for a reason unrelated to law enforcement or any other valid police purpose.
She is accused of subsequently disclosing confidential information about MW to her colleagues on June 23 of last year.
The next day she reportedly wrote down in her pocket notebook that she had gone to Mr. W’s home to talk to Mr. H, when in reality she knew she had done so for the sole purpose of meet MW
It is further claimed that on July 16 of last year, PC Lines made a false allegation that whoever reported her for computer misuse was guided by her immediate superiors and that she did not had therefore not treated these colleagues with courtesy or respect.
On the same day and also on August 20, she is accused of stating that the checks she carried out on MW were for police purposes when she knew that these checks were carried out only because she wanted to check MW before. to go on a date and / or start a relationship with him.
The misconduct hearing will also be notified that on October 28, PC Lines failed to comply with Force’s data protection policy in that it accessed another agent’s network account.
It is argued that the alleged breaches both individually and collectively, if proven, would constitute serious misconduct.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-25 09:07:26