Banbury Police Officer cleared of misconduct

Robert Shepley - EditorBanbury News, Police & Emergency

Banbury News

A Thames Valley Police officer has been cleared of breaching the standards of professional behaviour, following a misconduct hearing on Wednesday (17/8).

PC Neil Budd, who is based at Banbury police station, was cleared of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity.

The allegation related to the subsequent alteration of a contemporaneous handwritten record of an interview, conducted with a man in relation to a road traffic collision.

A misconduct hearing took place at Thames Valley Police Headquarters between 16 and 17 August. The hearing was in public and presided over by an independent, legally qualified chair assisted by an Assistant Chief Constable and a lay member.

The panel concluded that the case was not proven and PC Budd will now return to full duty.