Police Officer Gets Caught in “Compromising Position” in Bar, Gets Thrown Out, Returns to Destroy the Evidence . . . And Receives Just a Five Day Suspension

NorfolkconstabularyThe Norfolk Constabulary has a curious notion of discipline for its officers. Acting Specials Chief Inspector Dean Saxton, 30, is accused of first causing a ruckus in a bar (or “public house”) and then returning a few days later to destroy the evidence of the controversy. The punishment for using official authority to destroy evidence of misconduct? Five days suspension.

Saxton reportedly was photographed in a “compromising position” with male friends and asked to leave the pub. He then returned the following week and demanded to see the security logs to, according to the police, “make sure the pub had no records of what he’d been up to.” The police insist that “[m]isusing your powers is a serious offense” . . . but it’s apparently not an offense with any serious punishment.

We have seen similar actions by American officers in destroying tapes in recent cases, here.

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6 thoughts on “Police Officer Gets Caught in “Compromising Position” in Bar, Gets Thrown Out, Returns to Destroy the Evidence . . . And Receives Just a Five Day Suspension”

  1. Dean Saxton was off duty and UK citizens are legally entitled to request information held about them under Data Protection Laws. This story seems to be based on heresay and conjecture so you really cannot rely 100% on what has been reported. However if he abused his authority by wearing his uniform without authorisation in order to obtain alleged compromising evidence, then I would say that the penalty was light but was dealt with by his superiors and that their decision is no doubt based on better information than was given to the public.

  2. Oh gosh, did I use the word, “torture” in connection with this country? NPR only calls it torture when the same actions are taken by another country. My mistake!!!! ūüôā

  3. Jill–

    Are you referring to the “enhanced interrogation” tapes? We must get our tortured terminology correct. Wouldn’t want to give people the wrong–er…right idea.

  4. Sadly, this is 5 more days than anyone involved in the destruction of the CIA’s torture tapes.

  5. The Norfolk Constabulary has a curious notion of discipline for its officers. Acting Specials Chief Inspector Dean Saxton, 30, is accused of first causing a ruckus in a bar (or ‚Äúpublic house‚ÄĚ) and then returning a few days later to destroy the evidence of the controversy.
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    Maybe they are in to BSDM, ya never know. He has already been whipped back into shape.

    Did he say, whip me beat me make me write bad checks?
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    The punishment for using official authority to destroy evidence of misconduct? Five days suspension.
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    Is he being suspended on a bed of nail, wall of chains? Exactly how is he being suspended?
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    Saxton reportedly was photographed in a ‚Äúcompromising position‚ÄĚ with male friends and asked to leave the pub.
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    Now this calls for a “Full Blown” Investigation….

    Sometime I should be ashamed of myself, but I am not.

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