A Hertfordshire Police officer faces a disciplinary hearing after judges claimed she was ‘determined to mislead us’ when she appeared in court as a witness.
PS Fahamida Miah allegedly provided “patently false” evidence during his off-duty appearance at an appeal hearing in October 2020, which related to his previous role at a rental agency.
According to a notice posted on the police website, the Crown Prosecution Service said the judge’s findings against the officer amounted to an adverse court ruling, which could damage his credibility as a witness in future court cases. .
A hearing on Thursday, Feb. 24 will determine whether PC Miah’s conduct breached professional standards of honesty and integrity, orders and instructions, and dishonorable conduct, or disregarded the oath of Crown Court.
The hearing will decide whether the conduct is likely to bring discredit to the police department or constitutes serious misconduct that could result in dismissal.
The full opinion which outlines the allegations against the officer said: ‘On October 13, 2020, while off duty, Ms Miah gave personal evidence at a court appeal hearing of the Crown of Luton.
“The hearing concerned Ms. Miah’s former occupation as an assistant/rental manager at a rental agency. Ms. Miah was financially related to the Appellant because she was co-owner with him.
“Ms. Miah testified that; she took care of most of the administrative tasks of the company; she was unaware of certain properties rented as multiple occupancy homes; convincing Gumtree advertisements linked to other addresses and not to those that are at the heart of the case; and that no link remained between her and the rental agency.
“The appellate judges found that Ms. Miah was ‘…a poor witness, an unconvincing witness bent on misleading us.’ false…since she is a police officer, we are particularly concerned about the misleading evidence she has provided to us”.
“The Crown has determined that the judge’s findings against Ms. Miah amounted to an adverse judicial finding, which is likely to negatively affect her credibility as a witness in any future court case.
“These matters constitute violations of; Integrity of honesty; Commands and instructions; and Dishonorable Conduct. Ms Miah allegedly failed to uphold the Crown Court Oath, Police Regulations and Standards of Professional Behaviour, and behaved dishonestly and without integrity, which would bring discredit to the police service and damage to the public’s trust. in the font. »
The misconduct hearing will take place in public at Hertfordshire Police Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City at 9am on Thursday February 24.
The Presiding Judge should then publish a decision online once the proceedings are complete.
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