Police officer fired after having oral sex with co-worker while at work
A police offer was sacked after admitting to having oral sex with a co-worker while both were on duty.
PC Abby Powell, 28 is said to have performed a sex act on fellow officer Alex Price, 49, while both were dressed in full uniform.
The incident is said to have occurred in the autumn of 2017 in South Wales, UK in a patrol car.
An investigation was launched the following year after Ms Powell quit the South Wales Police force after confessing to the act.
Jonathan Walters, the presenting officer, told a hearing into the police misconduct that the pair were in a relationship at the time.
“She was alleged and admits performing oral sex on Price in a police vehicle while on duty. “Powell faces and admits two allegations of sexual motivation while on duty.”
Both Ms Powell and Mr Price admitted to sexually motivated touching during their time working together at Tonyrefail in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
They also accepted their actions amounted to gross misconduct.
However, Mr Price had another charge added to the inquiry as he admitted to lying in a police interview.
Mr Walters said in the first interview Mr Price denied that he had performed oral sex.
“In a second interview three days later, Price admitted that what he had said in the first interview were lies,” Mr Walters said.
Mr Price was dismissed with immediate effect after he admitted to all three charges.
Announcing the verdict, chair Peter Griffiths said the panel had come to an unanimous decision over the outcome.
“PC Price is to be dismissed without notice and, had PC Powell still been with the force, she would also have been dismissed without notice,” Mr Griffiths said.
“The panel has considered that each outcome is appropriate and proportionate to the allegations.”
Originally published as Police officer fired for having sex on duty