A former Kent police community support officer (PCSO) makes his first appearance in court this week, charged with misconduct in public office, following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.
Thomas Daley, 49, who was based in Canterbury, is alleged to have pursued a sexual or improper relationship with a woman with whom he came into contact during the course of his duties.
Between 24 and 25 July 2020 he allegedly sent her inappropriate text messages, which had no policing purpose.
An IOPC investigation lasted eight months and, in February 2022, the organisation referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service which authorised the charge.
Ex-PCSO Daley is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday 21 September.
how come there’s no picture of him I mean anyone else there would be picture of them Thomas Daley 49 is it because he a PCSO just asking tbh
Another single bad apple. Lets not make a big deal about it.
I know it’s a orchard or 10 of bad apples now but it’s not a wider problem in the force at all Guv’ – honest.
Thing is community.. Police are not criminally checked. How can they check on themselves?