Police inspector accused of having sex with ‘intoxicated’ person without their consent

Inspector Clive Summerill will face a police misconduct hearing at Avon & Somerset Police headquarters in Portishead next weekInspector Clive Summerill will face a police misconduct hearing at Avon & Somerset Police headquarters in Portishead next week
Inspector Clive Summerill will face a police misconduct hearing at Avon & Somerset Police headquarters in Portishead next week | Avon and Somerset police
He is accused of breaching the standards of professional behaviour for police

A police inspector has been accused of having sex with an ‘intoxicated’ person without their consent. 

Inspector Clive Summerill, based in South Gloucestershire, faces a police misconduct hearing at Avon & Somerset Police headquarters in Portishead next week.

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A publicity notice on the force website said a criminal investigation was carried out, resulting in no further action, but that the officer then reportedly identified the alleged victim to others.

He is accused of breaching the standards of professional behaviour for police in terms of honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct, confidentiality, and authority, respect and courtesy.

The notice said: “It is alleged that in October 2021, whilst off-duty, Insp Summerill had sexual intercourse with an individual without their consent, and the individual was vulnerable due to intoxication.

“A criminal investigation was carried out by an independent police force which was concluded with no further action being taken.

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“It is also alleged that, following the criminal investigation, Insp Summerill discussed the investigation and identified the individual to others.”

The notice said the officer was currently suspended from duty.

It added: “It is contended that (if proven) the allegations amount to gross misconduct.”

The hearing will be chaired in public by an independent Legally Qualified Chair and is set to last five days.

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