Chief police officer fired for sexual behaviour on duty
Posted on 7:12pm Monday 9th Apr 2012
Police Chief Inspector Mark Brew, aged 47, has been fired after being caught using a work phone to download porn and exchange dirty text messages. He was in charge of more than 100 officers on Merseyside’s Matrix anti-gun unit. At his hearing it was revealed that Brew (married) left a junior officer in charge of a conference whilst he sneaked off for lunchtime sex with a married lover. He denied the accusation of lunchtime sex, despite a confession from the woman, also married.
Brew did confess to using his police issued iPhone and Blackberry to search for pornography online, and to send and received sexual text messages with two women, believed to both be colleagues on the force. In addition he was accused of making a junior officer drive 200 miles to pick him up from a conference in London and drive him home to Liverpool.
A Merseyside Police Spokesman said: “We can confirm that a misconduct hearing took place last week for a serving police officer. Following this hearing, the officer, a chief inspector, was dismissed with immediate effect for gross misconduct.”