Body­cam pic­tures up­loaded to phone

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS - By Post & Times re­porter news­desk@the­p­o­stand­

A STAFFORDSHIRE Po­lice of­fi­cer has been found guilty of mis­con­duct after record­ing footage of a road ac­ci­dent in which a biker died – and then show­ing it to col­leagues.

PC An­drew Parry’s ca­reer is in tat­ters after he was handed a sus­pended prison sen­tence.

The 50-year-old had been called to an ac­ci­dent on the A523 in Rud­yard, near Leek, in­volv­ing a mo­tor­bike and a lorry in April 2017.

Mo­tor­cy­clist Mark Oar­ton was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The re­sponse of­fi­cer, of Stafford bor­ough, then recorded footage from the scene on his body­cam, which he then trans­ferred onto a mo­bile phone to show col­leagues – who re­ported him.

Staffordshire Po­lice launched an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion and he was charged with mis­con­duct in a pub­lic of­fice.

Parry – who has been sus­pended since the start of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in May last year – was found guilty and sen­tenced to 12 months in prison, sus­pended for two years.

Not­ting­ham Crown Court also or­dered him to carry out 240 hours

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