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Armed Cop resigned after failing breath test on duty

An accelerated misconduct hearing has found a former West Mercia Police Constable would have been sacked from the force had he not already resigned.

Earlier today, the hearing, chaired by Temporary Chief Constable Alex Murray, heard how former PC William Weir was on call (but not driving) and found over the limit of alcohol following a breath test. A reading of 43 micrograms per 100ml of breath was found following the test with the limit being 13 micrograms for officers in safety critical roles.

Former Police Constable Weir, who was based in Shropshire, resigned from the force on 29 September 2023.

The panel found his behaviour was a serious breach of the standards of professional behaviour and amounted to gross misconduct.

Temporary Chief Constable Alex Murray said: “When officers are on-call it is important that they remain fit for duty. This was not the case in this instance. Officers and staff are held to a high standard of professional behaviour both on and off duty, which the public rightfully expect. If they fall below these standards then we will take action’

He has also been added to the College of Policing Barred List preventing him from ever working for a UK police service in the future.

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