Jason Pitter QC represented a former police constable at misconduct proceedings brought by South Yorkshire Police, along with a fellow officer in respect of allegation that they used the force helicopter and powerful camera equipment to view and record members of the public engaged in personal and sexual activity in their own premises. The case followed a criminal trial for misconduct in a public office at which the officers had been found not guilty and received widespread pubicity due to the sensitve nature of the case and the alleged gross abuse of position. A former police officer who it was suggested was solely responsible for the conduct and was described as a “rogue officer” gave evidence against the officers at the misconduct proceedings. Mr Pitter’s client was cleared of any wrongdoing. His colleague was to have been aware of the wrongdoing but failed to report it.
Jason Pitter QC was intructed by Tom Nutter (Radcliffe Lebrasseurs).
The case was reported here: