Bodycam pictures uploaded to phone
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