Two Sussex officers disciplined for attending illegal lockdown party
Two officers from Sussex Police have been disciplined after attending a party that breached lockdown rules earlier this year.
Officers were called to reports of a potentially illegal gathering at a house in Hove, East Sussex during the evening of May 15 and discovered that a number of off-duty colleagues were in attendance. At the time, Covid-19 regulations stated that people should mix only with members of their own households or support bubbles.
Following an investigation by the Professional Standards Department of Sussex Police, a police constable was given a written warning for being at the party while an acting sergeant was given reflective practice.
As a result of the event, a total of 10 officers were issued with fixed penalty notices of £200 for breaching lockdown rules.
Detective Superintendent Rachel Carr said: “We have taken Covid-related breaches very seriously and we do not tolerate this kind of behaviour which falls below the standards we expect of our officers and staff.”