No misconduct proceedings for twice-cleared policeman, says force
6:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
NO misconduct proceedings have been brought against a police officer who was cleared twice by a jury.
Gareth Roscoe, aged 26, a police officer who was previously based in Farnworth, was accused of having two animal porn videos on his mobile phone.
He was cleared by a jury after 25 minutes of deliberations.
PC Roscoe told the jury he had been sent the video over Bluetooth while doing temporary work at a TV licensing firm prior to joining the force.
He said he found the images “offensive and disgusting”.
PC Roscoe said he did not mean to save them and thought he had deleted them. They were stored on his old mobile phone.
More than a year before he was cleared, he was also found not guilty of sexual assault and misconduct in a public office in October, 2011.
The first court case centred around an allegation where a woman claimed he touched her breast and tried to kiss her in an interview room at Bolton police station after her boyfriend was arrested for drink driving.
A police spokesman confirmed PC Roscoe continues to serve for the force as a police officer and that no misconduct proceedings were brought against him internally.