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Misconduct police chief 'must quit'

By Claire Hayhurst

Published 20/08/2015

A chief constable who used his police-issued iPhone to store intimate images has been asked to resign by his force's police and crime commissioner
A chief constable who used his police-issued iPhone to store intimate images has been asked to resign by his force's police and crime commissioner

A chief constable who used his police-issued iPhone to store intimate images has been asked to resign by his force's police and crime commissioner.

Nick Gargan was suspended from his £150,000-a-year job with Avon and Somerset Police after allegations of inappropriate advances to female colleagues.

Mr Gargan was further accused of leaking internal emails and using his work phone to send, receive and store intimate images.

He was found guilty of eight charges of misconduct after a hearing at an independent panel last month, but planned a phased return to his job with the force.

Sue Mountstevens handed Mr Gargan eight final written warning letters but separately started the process of requiring him to resign or retire.

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