Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Senior policewoman who 'had a drunken row with a colleague over whose breasts were most attractive' is set for a humiliating public grilling

A senior policewoman is set for a humiliating public disciplinary hearing after an alleged drunken row with a colleague over whose breasts were most attractive.

Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe, 47, faces claims that she exposed her bosom during a late-night row and could be sacked if found guilty of gross misconduct.

She has been told she has a case to answer after an investigation, which was revealed by The Mail on Sunday. As a result, she must face the tribunal later this year.

But the evening ended in disgrace for ACC Sutcliffe as she argued with her junior colleague Superintendent Sarah Jackson at the Hilton hotel bar. It is claimed ACC Sutcliffe told her colleague she was ‘pandering to men’ by having cosmetic surgery, and tried to prove her own breasts were better by exposing them.

They were reported to bosses by a witness, and initially both were told they faced investigation over alleged inappropriate behaviour.

Social media photos show ACC Sutcliffe ‘opened the gala event’ at one night of the conference, standing near Supt Jackson at a party where wine flowed freely. Supt Jackson has been told she is in the clear.

But last night Greater Manchester Police said: ‘We can confirm that following an investigation by Durham Constabulary the Deputy Chief Constable has determined that a senior officer has a case to answer for gross misconduct and will face a disciplinary hearing.’

If the case against ACC Sutcliffe were proven, she would be hit with sanctions ranging from ‘management advice’ to dismissal.

It is the third investigation she has faced. Two years ago she was investigated for failing to declare her relationship with Detective Superintendent Paul Rumney, then in charge of the force’s Professional Standards Branch, when she sat on a disciplinary panel.

And in 2010 she was given ‘suitable advice’ by a senior officer after reportedly trying to gatecrash a Labour Party conference event.

Original report here

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