Pc Roscoe, who had been working for Rochdale division, was found to have committed gross misconduct at a Greater Manchester Police disciplinary hearing, following an investigation by police watchdog the IPCC.
He was given a final written warning and remains a police constable.WTAF..? This was no simple flirtation that was misconstrued by a humourless feminista, either:
The officer was in the Heywood area responding to reports of a domestic disturbance in the early hours of October 15 last year. He ended up parked outside the home of the woman who would go on to report him.
He beckoned her over and asked for a cup of tea, before following her inside, where he told her she was ‘absolutely gorgeous’, asked if he could pick her up because of her petite frame, placed her on the kitchen worktop and tried to kiss her.Which is assault.
The woman, who rebuffed his advances before reporting them, said: “Since it happened I am still worried that he will come back to my property.
“It is despicable and he doesn’t deserve the honour of wearing the uniform. He should have been dismissed - you can’t go round doing things like that. He twice asked if he could come back.”So what's the reason for this undue leniency?
At a GMP disciplinary hearing following the investigation a panel found that Pc Roscoe had behaved ‘opportunistically’, shown no remorse and had abused the trust placed in him. It also concluded the woman had suffered some psychological impact - although no serious harm - and that Pc Roscoe’s actions will have hurt the reputation of the police force.
However, the complainant insists that no one should hold the force itself responsible - and has thanked GMP and the IPCC for their support.She's far more generous than I am then. They enable his behaviour, when they fail to dismiss him from the farce. It's not like he's even come clean!
Pc Roscoe denied he acted inappropriately towards the woman in any way. But the panel upheld the misconduct case and said that Pc Roscoe kept his job because of ‘mitigating factors’. These included the incident being ‘brief in duration’ and that he had backed off when his advances were rebuffed.Those are the lamest excuses I've heard, and I've heard plenty. I guess the motto of the disciplinary board is 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!'.
But it doesn't seem to extend to other cops:
Two police officers who went to a petrol station to get coffee to avoid confronting a group of men hunting hares have been sacked for gross misconduct. Constables Robert Ashcroft and Ataul Ahmad, from Slough, Berkshire, were dismissed by Thames Valley Police following a misconduct hearing which found they breached standards of professional behaviour. A spokesman for the force said the case was brought following three separate incidents between January and March this year.So perhaps they are just waiting for Roscoe to assault two more women, then he'll feel their wrath?