Eastbourne PC faces misconduct charges after person injured in 'drunk' argument

The hearing will take place next week
The hearing will take place next week

An Eastbourne police officer allegedly argued with a member of the public, an incident which resulted in them being injured.

PC Bridger - based in the town - is accused of being drunk and threatening a member of the public.

The charges relate to an incident on January 5, 2017.

PC Bridger CB701is accused of discreditable conduct and will face a misconduct hearing next week.

The charges in full, published on the Sussex Police website, are:

1) "On January 5, 2017 he was involved in an argument with a member of the public which resulted in them being injured. Such behaviour, if proven, amounts to a breach of the following Standard of Professional Behaviour: Discreditable Conduct.

2) "That on the same occasion, following the argument, he threatened a member of the public. Such behaviour, if proven, amounts to a breach of the following Standard of Professional Behaviour: Discreditable Conduct.

3) "That on the same occasion, having been involved in a verbal argument with a member of the public which resulted in him being injured, he left the scene prior to police arrival. Such behaviour, if proven, amounts to a breach of the following Standard of Professional Behaviour: Discreditable Conduct

4) "That on the same occasion, he was drunk and acted in a disorderly and unprofessional manner towards members of the public. Such behaviour, if proven, amounts to a breach of the following Standard of Professional Behaviour: Discreditable Conduct.

5) "That as a result of his behaviour on January 5, 2017 the incident was the subject of a public hearing in the Crown Court. Such behaviour, if proven, amounts to a breach of the following Standard of Professional Behaviour: Discreditable Conduct"