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Police misconduct hearing over ‘faked’ assault and sexual text

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A Humberside Police officer accused of submitting an inaccurate statement and receiving an explicit image at work will face a misconduct hearing next week.

A panel will examine the conduct of PC Katie Jackson (1261) from Monday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 13 at the Magistrates Court Building on Estcourt Terrace in Goole.

The allegations

PC Katie Jackson (1261) alleged that she was assaulted by a person in her custody at Scunthorpe General Hospital and she submitted a statement detailing the incident, which happened in August 2016.

Humberside Police have concluded the contents of the statement were not a true and accurate account of what happened, which is a breach of force regulations.

PC Jackson did not attend work stating that she was sick due to the injuries she incurred during the reported assault, but the force now claims the injuries had not occurred.

The panel will also hear that Jackson received a text message whilst at work, which included an explicit image of a sexual nature.

“She was advised not to show this image to anyone, but she showed it to a number of colleagues causing them upset and distress”, Humberside Police said.

Her alleged conduct would amount to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Duties and Responsibilities and Honest and Integrity contrary to Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Anyone wishing to attend the hearing should pre-register by sending their details (name, address, date of birth, email and contact number) to [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, June 6.

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