Former student officer given suspended sentence for affray

A former officer has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting affray following a violent outburst at his home.

Jan 9, 2023
By Paul Jacques

Paul Weston, 29, who was suspended from duty at the time, was making threats and was violent towards officers at his home address near Stafford on last October.

The former Staffordshire Police officer was handed a 12 months sentence, suspended for two years, at Stafford Crown Court on Friday (January 6)

Weston admitted the charge of affray at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre on November 12 and was remanded in custody.

Staffordshire Police said the student officer was suspended from duty in August 2022, due to an ongoing investigation by the force’s Professional Standards Department.

He was dismissed from the force on November 25.

Deputy Chief Constable Emma Barnett said, “Paul Weston’s actions were found to have fallen well below the standard we expect of our police officers and undermine the confidence of the communities we are here to protect.

“He was quite rightly dismissed as his behaviour does not represent the values of our force or Staffordshire Police officers.”

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