A former Leicestershire Police Inspector who had been accused of touching female colleagues while off duty, has been found guilty of gross misconduct.
Richard Lane appeared before a gross misconduct hearing at the force’s headquarters in Enderby on Tuesday (October 11), where he faced allegations that he breached the standards of professional behaviour namely, authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct.
At the hearing, it was found that the allegations, which related to an incident on January 29, where he acted inappropriately with colleagues while socialising off duty, were proven.
Mr Lane touched four junior colleagues inappropriately during a belated Christmas celebration at Altro Mondo in Humberstone Road, behaviour which would have led to him being dismissed from the force had he still been a serving officer.
However, Mr Lane, who was drunk at the time, had resigned from his position ahead of the hearing.
Leicestershire Police said they were unable to comment any further on specific details relating to the case.