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PremierLeague-News.Com - PC Sam Rigby was spotted grabbing items from the shelves and putting them in his pockets
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A police officer who stole items from Sainsbury's inside Manchester Piccadilly station has been found guilty of gross misconduct. PC Sam Rigby was spotted on CCTV grabbing items from the shelves and putting them in his pockets. He then left the shop without paying. The former rural community beat manager for Lancashire Police in Skelmersdale was arrested on suspicion of theft and was interviewed by the force's Professional Standards Department on allegations of misconduct. READ MORE:Vile thug throttled girlfriend and held pillow over her face after convincing her to take him back Chief Constable Chris Rowley said he was satisfied the officers actions on February 2, 2022, amounted to gross misconduct, LancsLive reports. He said the officer would have been dismissed from duty but PC Rigby handed in his notice before the misconduct hearing took place. During a hearing held at Ormskirk police station on Tuesday August 2, Lisa Fletcher, head of legal services and professional standards for the Appropriate Authority (Lancashire Constabulary) outlined the case against the officer. She said: "It is important to remember that the purpose of these proceedings are to protect public confidence and reputation. "Operational dishonesty affects all those factors." She said officers make a commitment to act with honesty and integrity at all times. "PC Rigby was acting in a clearly dishonest manner", she said.
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. "He knew it was wrong, and that the general public would find it wrong."
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Related Articles Woman, 53, charged with attempted murder of man, 20, at railway station Ms Fletcher added the matters amounted to 'gross misconduct and to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour of Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct'. Chief Constable Rowley said: "PC Rigby has chosen not to attend (the misconduct hearing) or make representations. From the CCTV in store and his response during the misconduct interview I am satisfied he has breached honesty, integrity and professional standards of behaviour. "The policing profession has a duty to protect the public and prevent crime. The public expects everybody to fulfil this duty to the highest standards of selfless service. Any unprofessional behaviour detracts from the service provided to the public." The Chief Constable said he had considered Home Office Guidance and the College of Policing's Code of Ethics and that PC Rigby's behaviour on February 2 amounted to gross misconduct. The officer, who formerly worked as a Rural Community Beat Manager in Skelmersdale, did not attend the hearing at Ormskirk Police Station on Tuesday August 8. He handed in his notice with effect from July 31. Read more of today's top stories READ NEXT: Estate agent was allegedly battered in hotel by rugby star boyfriend who died of a heart attack during the assault Warning after young man climbs Salford Quays bridge in 'incredibly dangerous' stunt Vile thug throttled girlfriend and held pillow over her face after convincing her to take him back Owner left heartbroken after 'timid and loving' therapy dog is viciously mauled on walk outside apartment block Former trustees of troubled Moss Side charity banned by the Charity Commission
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