South Yorkshire cop faces sack if found guilty of computer misuse

A South Yorkshire police officer faces the sack if found guilty of using the force computer systems for non policing purposes.

Saturday, 21st May 2022, 12:17 pm

PC Inderjit Bassi is to face misconduct proceedings on Thursday, May 26 over their alleged use of police computer systems in March 2020.

South Yorkshire Police said: “It is alleged that the officer has undertaken checks on the South Yorkshire Police computer systems in March 2020. The checks on police systems were undertaken with no legitimate policing purpose.

“It is also alleged that the officer failed to notify South Yorkshire Police of an association with someone believed to be involved in criminality.

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A police officer in South Yorkshire faces the sack if they are found guilty of misusing force computer systems (Photo: Paolese - stock.adobe.com)

“These are breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Confidentiality, Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions, and Discreditable Conduct.

“The matters set out above are breaches of the Standards which are so serious as to justify dismissal and therefore constitute gross misconduct.”