Police officer arrested for alleged misconduct
A Sheffield police constable has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.
The 27-year-old constable, who has not yet been named, was arrested on Monday 17 October, following a Professional Standards Department report.
Detective Superintendent Delphine Waring, head of South Yorkshire Police's Professional Standards Department, said: "I’d like to assure members of the public that an investigation was swiftly launched into these allegations as soon as this report was made to us.”
The offences allegedly took place while he was on duty.
The officer, who was part of a response team in Barnsley, has been suspended from duties and will face an internal misconduct investigation along with the criminal case.
He was also arrested for police corruption and Data Protection Act violations, as well as misconduct in a public office.
This case was mandatory self-referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) because of the nature of the allegations.
Detective Superintendent Waring continued: "As a force we remain committed to being as open and transparent as possible about our professional standards and these allegations will be thoroughly investigated.”
While the Professional Standards investigation continues, the officer has been released on bail with conditions.