Following a two-day public misconduct hearing, a Police Sergeant has been dismissed for breaching Standards of Professional Behaviour.
Sergeant Colin Travi, who was based at Abingdon, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour as set out in Regulation 3 and the Schedule to Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, in respect of Use of Force and in respect of Discreditable Conduct.
The hearing took place yesterday (12/9) and today (13/9) at the force’s Headquarters South in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
It was heard in front of a panel, chaired by independent legally qualified chairperson Mr Muzamil Khan.
At around 4pm on 18 August 2016, a man was brought into Abingdon police station custody suite. During his detention, the man became agitated and Sergeant Travi went to restrain the man. During the restraint, Sergeant Travi was found to have used excessive and unnecessary force by punching the man four times.
In doing so, Sergeant Travi breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour concerning Use of Force and in respect of Discreditable Conduct.
At today’s hearing, Travi was dismissed from the force.
Deputy Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police, John Campbell, said: “We expect the highest of standards from all of our officers and are committed to investigating any behaviour which does not adhere to those set within Thames Valley Police. On this occasion Sgt Travi’s actions fell short of those standards and he has been dismissed.”