Rugby police officer dismissed after assault

The 39-year-old appeared in Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning
The 39-year-old appeared in Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning
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A Rugby-based police officer has been dismissed from his post following a hearing conducted by Chief Constable Andy Parker.

The hearing, on September 11, followed a Professional Standards investigation that commenced when PC Jason Everitt was arrested by Leicestershire Police on May 17 on suspicion of assault. He was suspended from his position, based at Rugby, from the same date.

Everitt appeared at court in Leicester on July 15 2014 where he pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault and was given a 12 month conditional discharge by the court.

Head of professional standards, Supt Stephen Eccleston, said: “The Special Case Hearing found that the behaviour of PC Everitt amounts to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour and fell outside the expectations made clear in our Code of Ethics. It is for this reason he was dismissed. PC Everitt had completed 13 years’ service.”

An appeal process is available to officers following dismissal.