Officer due in court charged with rape
A South Yorkshire Police officer who has been charged with rape is due in court today (August 30).
Police Constable Rowan Horrocks is accused of raping a woman in South Yorkshire on November 28, 2021.
The 26-year-old officer, who was based on a response team, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.
South Yorkshire Police said the officer, who is currently suspended from duties, was not on duty at the time of the alleged offence.
Internal misconduct proceedings are underway alongside the criminal justice process, said the force.
Superintendent Delphine Waring, head of the force’s Professional Standards Department, said: “I know how understandably concerned our communities will be about this matter.
“I’d like to give my full assurance to the public that reports of this nature against one of our officers are treated incredibly seriously by the force.
“We remain committed to being as open as possible about the professional standards of South Yorkshire Police.
“Any officers who are found not to reflect the values and high standards of our organisation will be dealt with as swiftly and robustly as possible.”