Police Appeals Tribunal (PAT)

    Date
    Overview
    Wednesday 27 April 2016

    On the 27th April 2016, a Police Appeals Tribunal ( PAT ) heard an appeal by Mr Rukin against the findings of the Misconduct Panel (the Panel) and determined as follows:

    1. The PAT upheld the Panel’s finding in respect of the first matter faced by Mr Rukin, namely that he had breached the Code in respect of Honesty and Integrity.  The PAT further determined that such breach amounted to misconduct and not as the Panel had found, gross misconduct.
    2. In relation  to the second matter faced by Mr Rukin, namely that he had breached the Code in respect of discreditable conduct, the PAT determined that the decision of the Panel should be quashed. 
    3. The PAT further  determined that the sanction of dismissal imposed by the Panel was unreasonable  and substituted it for the sanction of a “final written warning