employers should ensure they investigate all allegations in a professional and objective manner. Quality evidence should be gathered and analysed by experts
(PRWEB UK) 12 June 2014
According to Sky News article published on 13th May 2014: Cops Suspended Over Inapropriate Behaviour, Chief Constable Nick Gargan had previously worked on high profile cases, such as the investigation into the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The 13th May 2014 Sky News article “Cop Suspended Over 'Inappropriate Behaviour” reported that Nick Gargan had been suspended after serious allegations of unsuitable behaviour towards female colleagues, including fellow police officers and other staff. The investigation into these allegations is being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Police, Sue Mountstevens, assured the public that the constabulary was committed to providing a ‘high-performing’ service to the community and would continue to make sure the area remains a safe place for all. The Sky News article revealed that Ms Mountsteven had decided to take the action of suspending Nick Gargan in order to “protect the integrity of the investigation.”
Mr Gargan was appointed as Chief Constable by Ms Mountstevens in March 2013. This position of responsibility involved Gargan taking control of over 5,000 police officers and staff. There are few details regarding the nature of the allegations against Mr Gargan, but they are thought to all relate to his time with Avon and Somerset Police. Mr Gargan has not released a statement regarding the allegations and his public twitter account has been silent since his suspension. Mr Gargan had formerly been involved in a number of prominent positions including Chief Executive at the National Policing Improvement Agency and Chief Superintendent with Leicestershire Police. He was also awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the New Year's Honours List 2012. The Sky News article reported that the acting Chief Constable taking over from Nick Gargan during the investigation was Deputy Chief Constable John Long.
Derby Private Investigators (http://www.privateinvestigators-derby.co.uk) warn that dealing with allegations of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace can be difficult. Employers can face problems such as conflicting accounts of alleged incidents, lack of supporting evidence and the threat of expensive law suits. This is why it is so important to call in the professionals. Expert private detectives will be able to take over the investigation and bring a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge to the table. Chief Investigator Murray Olson warns employers to take allegations of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace very seriously. Murray advises that “employers should ensure they investigate all allegations in a professional and objective manner. Quality evidence should be gathered and analysed by experts. This will ensure all allegations are investigated thoroughly and employers can make informed decisions”.
If you need assistance with investigation claims and allegations then contact Derby Private Investigators. Call Murray on 01332 960 297