A Police officer is facing a misconduct hearing after falsely reporting his ex-partner to the police.
Amar Aslam made an emergency call to West Yorkshire Police on 15th January 2023, he reported a vehicle containing known drug dealers travelling in the Keighley area wearing balaclavas and waving a samurai sword out of the car window.
He provided the vehicle registration mark and identified the driver of the vehicle, whom he stated was uninsured.
The incident was assessed as ‘high risk’ due to the information provided that there were known drug dealers in the vehicle, balaclavas were being worn and weapons had been seen. Several officers, including authorised Taser officers, were deployed.
It is now known that the driver reported was his ex-partner and that he made the call to the police knowing that the information provided was false It is alleged that he made this call to cause harassment and distress.
During an interview, he maintained the above account and further stated that his vehicle had previously been rammed and he reported this to the police. There is no record of a report being made on police systems.
He is also facing a further three incidents.
On 2nd November 2021, Mr Aslam was involved in an RTC where it is alleged that he had driven around a corner on the wrong side of the road, crossing the white line before colliding with another vehicle and causing damage. It is further alleged that he failed to stop at the scene.
On 19th March 2022, whilst off duty, Mr Aslam was the subject of a stop search following a vehicle in that he was a passenger being stopped by police due to suspicious activity and possible drug offences.
Following the search, a small clear snap bag was located in the front passenger door containing a white powder suspected to be cocaine, also located was a device that appeared to be a GPS signal jammer.
Mr Aslam had not submitted any notifiable associations documentation for the driver and passenger of the vehicle.
On 18th October 2021, whilst off duty, Mr Aslam was stopped by officers due to the manner of his driving. Whilst speaking with the officers, he was confrontational and challenged what he was being told, before returning to his vehicle and driving off before the officers had the chance to finish their conversation.
As a result of this incident, he was issued a warning for the manner of his driving.
The Gross Misconduct Hearing is to be held on 21st April 2023 for breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in relation to Discreditable Conduct, Honesty and Integrity, Authority, Respect and Courtesy.