Police officer dismissed for gross misconduct

An Essex Police officer has been dismissed for gross conduct following behaviour concerning his ex-partner.

PC Eugene Robinson repeatedly made unwanted contact with the woman, by calling her a number of times between April 30 and May 27 2023.

He also repeatedly accessed Essex Police computer systems to obtain information about her and a previous partner without a valid policing purpose.

His conduct breached standards in relation to honesty & integrity, authority, respect & courtesy, duties & responsibilities, and discreditable conduct.

An accelerated misconduct hearing, chaired by Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington, took place on Tuesday June 4.

PC Robinson’s actions were found as gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice.