BTP officer dismissed following misconduct hearing
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A British Transport Police officer has been dismissed from the force following a public misconduct hearing held on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November.
Former PC Neal Moloney resigned from his post before the hearing took place and did not attend his hearing at the PSD Rooms, on Toft Green, York. The London based officer was found guilty of gross misconduct and found to be in breach of the following Standards of Professional Behaviour:
Authority, Respect and Courtesy
Equality and Diversity
On 7 October 2022 PC Moloney was on duty responding to an incident and spoke in an inappropriate and predatory manner towards a person amounting to sexual discrimination.
On 14 October 2022 he re-attended, purporting to be updating the person on the previous incident. He had no policing purpose to attend or speak to them, and demonstrated inappropriate and predatory behaviour towards them.
On 15 October 2022 Maloney was on duty and spoke to another person in an inappropriate, sexual, and threatening manner which amounted to sexual discrimination and sexual harassment.
On 11 November 2022 he made inappropriate and predatory comments towards a third person which amounted to sexual discrimination.
On an unknown date PC Moloney behaved in an inappropriate, overly familiar, and in predatory way towards a fourth person amounting to sexual discrimination.
The panel ruled that had Moloney not have resigned he would have been dismissed with immediate effect.
Head of Professional Standards, Pete Fulton, said, “This was targeted, repeated and sustained conduct by the officer with multiple complainants, and I fully support the panel’s decision in this case.
“I hope this outcome sends a clear message to those who seek to abuse their position of power that this behaviour will never be tolerated in our force.”