Bedfordshire officer found not guilty of motoring offence
A Bedfordshire Police officer has been found not guilty of driving without due care and attention, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Police Constable Iain Moore, 36, had denied the allegation and was found not guilty following a trial held at Luton Magistrates’ Court on September 14.
On October 13, 2019, at around 4.15pm, PC Moore was responding to a call of a member of the public requiring urgent first aid. He was driving a police vehicle, with lights and sirens on, which was then involved in a collision with a cyclist in Montrose Avenue, Luton. The man suffered serious injuries.
The IOPC completed its investigation in March 2020 and a file of evidence referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, which made the decision to charge the officer.
The IOPC also found that PC Moore had fallen below the police standards of professional behaviour in relation to duties and responsibilities and that this could be dealt with via management action.
The force agreed that management action for the officer would be appropriate and proportionate, along with a development plan to complete driver refresher training.