Mike Harrison, Conduct and Performance Lead for Gloucestershire Police Federation, said the staff association noted the panel’s recommendation. The officer received a final written warning.
“PC Holloway has diligently served the public of Gloucestershire for 12 years and this was a momentary lapse in judgement. It is completely out of character and as the hearing heard it was at a time when she was under considerable personal stress and anxiety.
“We are happy that the panel took into account that PC Holloway immediately acknowledged her error to her manager – and it must be highlighted how she self-reported this. To do anything otherwise would have undermined the confidence of colleagues across Gloucestershire Police to admit their mistakes and learn the lessons from them.”
A second allegation against PC Holloway was withdrawn during the hearing.
“It remains the view of Gloucestershire Police Federation that sadly thousands of pounds tax payers’ money has been wasted on holding a public hearing on this matter – that could and should have been dealt with at a lower level.”
Gloucestershire Police Federation will not be making any further comment.