PC Christian D’Andrea, 30, called police to report he had been assaulted by his partner in Wootton, Bedfordshire, on 27 May which led to her arrest.
He later admitted that his pet dog had caused his injuries.
No doubt dental forensics played a part in uncovering the deception!
Deputy Chief Constable Mike Colbourne from Bedfordshire Police said: “We expect our officers to act with integrity at all times but clearly PC D’Andrea’s actions fell well below the standards we demand as a police force.
“His actions led to an innocent woman being arrested and interviewed about the fabricated claims.
“This case shows how we will not tolerate such behaviour.”
Really? Strange, then, what other forces clearly will tolerate…
Cleveland Police say there are ‘exceptional circumstances’ for why she has been allowed to slip quietly away before a disciplinary hearing, so safeguarding her pension rights.
Fiona is understandably furious and claims she was told by police that the reason for this was cost, as it is cheaper for her just to step down than to carry on paying her while an investigation drags on.
New legislation was brought in last year to prevent police officers resigning or retiring while facing gross misconduct proceedings except in certain circumstances, which include ill health and compromising a covert investigation.
As to why Kelly Jarvis has been allowed to resign, a Cleveland Police spokesman said: ‘In some cases officers are allowed to resign prior to a misconduct hearing where there are exceptional circumstances.’ However, they would not elaborate on what these circumstances were.
One can only speculate…
Was it the fact that PC D’Andrea confessed, while PC Kelly appears to believe she’s the real victim? Is it the ‘pussy pass’ in action? Or something else?