Shamed officer sacked by force
Detective searched database for details on her partner
A shamed Peterborough detective who used police data bases to search for details on a partner with a criminal past has been sacked from the force. Detective Constable Nina Bartlett, who is based in Peterborough, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, confidentiality and discreditable conduct at a hearing that concluded on Tuesday.
Bartlett was dismissed without notice following the hearing.
A panel found Bartlett had failed to declare arelationship with a criminally convicted person as soon as possible.
She also used force data bases to search for her partner’s details without a policing purpose.
Bartlett had worked on a number of high profile cases during her career, including attempted murder and serious assault investigations.
The disciplinary hearing was due to be held in public, but was held behind closed doors after an application from Bartlett’s lawyer.
The hearing was held at City College Peterborough in Brook Street, and at the start of the proceedings chairman Peter Nicholls said the hearing should be heard in private after hearing about concerns over Bartlett’s health.
A notice had been issued by Cambridgeshire police inviting members of the public to attend the hearing - however the notice said the identities of some witnesses‘ maybe protected .’
Mr Nicholls said when deciding whether the hearing should be held in private they had to “balance” the officer’s welfare with the public interest.
Details surrounding Bartlett’ s partner, and their criminal convictions, have not been made public.
A notice at the start of the hearings said the alleged conduct of Bartlett had “compromised her position as a police officer” and served to “undermine public confidence in the police service”.
The proceedings started at the beginning of January, and were expected to last two days.