Former PC barred from policing after misconduct hearing
A former Avon and Somerset Constabulary officer who had sex with a vulnerable member of the public while on duty has been found guilty of gross misconduct.
Edward Farrow had also been accused of failing to disclose his inappropriate sexual relationships when he had already admitted another inappropriate relationship and disclosing confidential information about police investigations, including a murder probe and the arrest of a suspect.
Farrow also faced claims that he had failed to take appropriate action in response to an allegation of domestic abuse and had inappropriately demonstrated the use of a Taser.
The hearing took place in private by teleconference on Thursday (March 26) to protect the two vulnerable members of the public who were the subject of the misconduct.
The panel found all allegations against Farrow proven, in breach of the standards of professional behaviour expected of him, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
It was determined that Farrow would have been dismissed had he not resigned from the force. He will now be barred from serving as a police officer again.
Deputy Head of Professional Standards Detective Chief Inspector Ed Yaxley said: “It was important to hold a hearing into the very serious allegations against Mr Farrow to ensure that, if proven, he would be placed on the Barred List.
“There is no room in policing for officers who abuse their position, especially for a sexual purpose, or who take advantage of vulnerable people, who rightly look to us to protect them.”