South Yorkshire cops accused of using sexualised language and drink driving

Two former South Yorkshire police officers are to face misconduct hearings next week.

By Claire Lewis
Friday, 18th December 2020, 7:11 am

One hearing has been called after an officer admitted drink driving and the other follows allegations than an officer made sexualised comments to or about a female colleague while at work.

Former PC Richard Huber pleaded guilty to drink driving during a hearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last month.

He is said to have breached the standards of professional behaviour expected of a police officer.

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Two South Yorkshire Police misconduct hearings are planned

Former Detective Constable Jonathan Carnell is facing a hearing over allegations that he made ‘numerous inappropriate sexualised comments’ to or in relation to a female colleague while at work.

The officer was part of the Child Sexual Exploitation team based in Sheffield city centre when he is alleged to have made the comments.

Both officers no longer work for South Yorkshire Police.

Sanctions available to bosses of officers still employed by the force include dismissal.