POLICE OFFICER PC GARETH ROBERTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A VULNERABLE VICTIM

POLICE OFFICER PC GARETH ROBERTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A VULNERABLE VICTIM

POLICE OFFICER PC GARETH ROBERTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A VULNERABLE VICTIM

In 2010 whilst serving in the West Yorkshire Constabulary, PC Roberts was asked to mentor a young vulnerable male who was expected to give evidence at a number of criminal trials. It was alleged that PC Roberts established a personal relationship with that male.

In 2014, PC Roberts joined the Metropolitan Police Service and it was alleged that PC Roberts then developed & encouraged an inappropriate, emotional and sexual relationship with the male. It was further alleged that a sexual relationship between them began in 2016.

It was alleged that in acting in this way PC Roberts had breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy', and ‘Discreditable Conduct’.

It was further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounted individually or collectively to gross misconduct and was so serious as to justify dismissal.

The hearing started on Monday 23 August 2021 and lasted for two days. The identity of victims/witnesses was protected during the hearing as appropriate.

The hearing was held in private. The outcome decision was that PC Roberts would have been dismissed without notice, had he still been a serving officer. All allegations were found proven.

Highlighting Public Service Corruption and injustices

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.