A police detective has been dismissed following a misconduct hearing
Detective Constable Michael Chang, who was based at Huntingdon Police Station, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority Respect and Courtesy, Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct.
At a four day hearing at the East of England Arena and Events Centre in Peterborough, which concluded on Thursday (2 February), he was dismissed without notice.
DC Chang was sentenced to sixteen months in prison, suspended for two years in October 2021 after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and possession of a firearm (his police issued PAVA spray). He was also ordered to pay £5,300 fine and costs and disqualified from driving for 14 months.
Chief Constable Nick Dean said: “The public should be able to trust that police officers will act professionally at all times.
“DC Chang’s actions on two occasions were completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We expect the highest standard of professionalism from our officers, but DC Chang’s conduct has been found to have fallen short of our expectations and in addition, the public would rightly expect that dismissal would be the consequence.”