Police officer sacked for using excessive force on female suspect

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Lowestoft. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Lowestoft. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk police officer has been sacked for using excessive force during an arrest.

Police constable Edward Frazer was dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing into an alleged breach of expected standards of professional behaviour.

The neighbourhood response team officer, based in Lowestoft, was found to have breached standards of creditable conduct; authority, and respect and courtesy.

He was alleged to have used excessive force when arresting a woman on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence in Lowestoft on April 21 last year.

A hearing overseen by a legally qualified chairman, Steven Evans, at Suffolk Constabulary headquarters, in Martlesham Heath, concluded that the officer had breached standards of professional behaviour.

He was dismissed without notice and has a right to take the case to an appeal tribunal.

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