A former Dyfed-Powys PC has received a suspended sentence after being convicted of two counts of assault.

Jonathan Reynolds committed the assaults while on duty as a police officer on 27 May 2019.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison at Swansea Magistrates’. This sentence has been suspended for a year.

A separate Professional Standard investigation determined that had the former Dyfed-Powys officer still been serving on the force, he would have been immediately dismissed.

The former officer has also been banned from ever working for the police again.

“Such behaviour will not be tolerated”

Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable, Mark Collins said: “Former PC Jonathan Reynolds has today been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, at Swansea Magistrates’ Court, following his conviction on two counts of common assault, that occurred whilst he was on duty as a police constable on 27 May, 2019. 

“His actions on that day were unacceptable, and such behaviour will not be tolerated.

“He was the subject of a Professional Standards investigation in relation to the matters for which he appeared in court, which culminated in him appearing before a misconduct hearing on Friday June 19. 

Banned from working for the police

“At the conclusion of the hearing, it was determined that former PC Reynolds would have been dismissed instantly had he still been a member of the police force. 

“This outcome will ensure that he is included on the College of Policing Barred List, which will prohibit him from working within policing in future. 

“Dyfed-Powys Police expects and demands the highest standards of professional behaviour from its officers and staff. 

“Police officers are rightly held to a high standard of behaviour because they are trusted by our communities to conduct enquiries and investigations with respect, and to treat with dignity members of the public they come into contact with. 

“Dyfed-Powys Police as an organisation advocates positive action in respect of any behaviour which falls below the standards expected. 

“The force encourages both members of the public and colleagues to report any concerns in respect of the conduct of officers or staff so that appropriate action can be taken.

“You can report concerns on our website.”

 

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