A police officer has been sacked for incorrectly using speed camera equipment – meaning hundreds of motorists in Teeside may have been mistakenly charged with speeding offences.
The police constable was dismissed from the force for wrongly calibrating equipment.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police confirmed the officer was found to have ‘breached the standards of professional behaviour expected of him.’
The spokeswoman said: ‘He had failed in his duty by not calibrating equipment as required, he had been dishonest with regards to claims he had calibrated the equipment and overall his actions had brought discredit on Cleveland Police and the police service as a whole.
‘Following a thorough investigation into processing evidence of alleged speeding offences, which was overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the officers were cleared of any offences and no formal disciplinary action was required.’
With more and more officers making similar mistakes, it is incredibly important to check the accuracy of the devices used. If you have been caught speeding and suspect mistakes have been made, please contact our office for free initial advice.