[2012] EWHC 936 (Admin)

In the context of misconduct proceedings against a police officer, the court determined that the police disciplinary panel had been entitled to refuse an adjournment pending a hearing before the Crown Court, and in the circumstances its decision not to await that hearing was not necessarily wrong or unfair. However, it was dangerous for a panel to refuse to adjourn a matter pending a hearing before a criminal court when there was a real issue as to whether a particular offence which was relied on had been committed.

QBD (Admin) (Collins J)


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