Police officer faces misconduct after ‘falsely claiming colleague was driving under the influence’

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Police officer faces misconduct after calling ‘999 to own control room to falsely claim one of his colleagues was driving under the influence’

  • Police officer William Carter is accused of making hoax calls to Thames Valley Police
  • He allegedly logs into the Force’s specialized computer system to see if it has been recorded
  • The officer is now facing a formal investigation into his behavior on April 6

A police officer faces a hearing on misconduct after being accused of phoning 999 to his own control room to falsely claim that one of his colleagues was driving under the influence.

Police officer William Carter is accused of making several false phone calls to Thames Valley Police before allegedly logging into the police’s specialized computer system to see if the reports were recorded by the 999 callers.

Stationed at Amersham Police Station in Buckinghamshire, the officer faces a formal investigation into his conduct on April 6.

Police officer William Carter, who is stationed at Amersham Police Station (pictured) in Buckinghamshire, is accused of making several hoax calls to Thames Valley Police

Police officer William Carter, who is stationed at Amersham Police Station (pictured) in Buckinghamshire, is accused of making several hoax calls to Thames Valley Police

PC Carter is charged with misconduct over trumped-up allegations that a colleague was intoxicated at the wheel on an Oct. 24 call to 999.

It is also alleged that after the report was made, PC Carter proceeded to the police records system called CMP to see the record of the report he made – without a legitimate police target to do so.

It is alleged that the Amersham-based officer then called twice more to give false information.

The allegations are so serious that if proven it would amount to gross misconduct and he could be dismissed immediately (stock image)

The allegations are so serious that if proven it would amount to gross misconduct and he could be dismissed immediately (stock image)

The allegations are so serious that if proven it would amount to gross misconduct and he could be dismissed immediately (stock image)

If proven, the charges would violate the standards of professional conduct for which he applied as a police officer – specifically, the codes of Honesty and Integrity, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Dishonest Conduct, Confidentiality, and Orders and Instructions.

The allegations are so serious that if proven it would amount to gross misconduct and he could be dismissed immediately.

His hearing will be held via video link due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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