Cop who filmed ‘seven second’ sex vid on duty is banned from the force for life

A former police officer has been banned from the force for life after she filmed herself performing a solo sex act in a station.

Clare Ogden sent a video of herself engaging in the X-rated act in the toilets of her station while she was on duty and wearing her police uniform.

A two-day misconduct tribunal found she had breached the standards of professional behaviour for confidentiality and discreditable conduct, Teesside Live reports.

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Though Ogden resigned from the force in June, the tribunal concluded that she would have been dismissed without notice had she still been a working police officer.

Speaking at the hearing at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on Wednesday (November 2), Ms Ogden said: "I'm devastated if I could turn back time and change my actions I would. I don't think I can put into words how sorry I am. I've lay awake at night for 20 months thinking I should have done this, I should have done that."

She added about the accusations against her: "I don't think I have experienced embarrassment and shame like it.

"I just wish I hadn't done it. It was a five-to-seven-second moment of my life that I will regret for the rest of it."

Ogden's name has also been added to a barred list, meaning she will never be able to work for any police force in the country.

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The former officer, 40, formally accepted that her behaviour constituted gross misconduct.

She also accepted that she had recorded sensitive information on her personal phone and sent some of it to a third party because she thought it was funny, but claimed that while this breached confidentiality, argued it was only misconduct and not gross.

The panel disagreed, however, and decided the sharing of the information was gross misconduct.

Five videos and 72 photos were found on Ogden's phone, of which 34 were categorised as including personal identifiers that could result in harm to an individual.

One of the pictures Ogden sent to an unknown officer included personal details regarding a registered sex offender and two photos, of him, one of his usual appearance and one of him wearing a wig.

The decision published on the force's website, states: "The panel acknowledge that everyone including police officers can make mistakes, however there is a point where matters stop being a mistake and become a habit or course of conduct such as the sending of information for non-policing purposes.

"The police are in a privileged position and have access to personal and sensitive information that the public rightly expect to be protected and used appropriately. The public would rightly be concerned to learn of the use of data by the former officer for entertainment or other non-poling purposes.

"The public would also take a dim view of an officer making a sexual video whilst on police premises and would not expect responsible police officers to engage in this sort of behaviour. This matter concerns multiple breaches of the standards and clearly could have an impact on public confidence in policing."

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Ogden joined the force in 2004.

Throughout her time as an officer she received numerous commendations.

Detective Chief Inspector John Bonner, Directorate of Standards & Ethics, added: “The Directorate of Standards and Ethics will continue to pursue the minority of Police officers and staff who conduct themselves in a manner that does not abide by the expected Standards of Professional Behaviour.”


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