A Thames Valley Police officer did not find a missing man who was dead in the house they were searching.

The Independent Office for Police Misconduct (IOPM) called for the officer to face a tribunal after they failed to find evidence the officer conducted the search according to local and national guidance, as the officer did not note this anywhere.

Their investigation of the incident in July 2016 included interviewing the officer, obtaining statements from several witnesses and reviewing the case management systems.

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The case has resurfaced after the BBC published new analysis on Friday (February 11) showing seven officers and one staff member of Thames Valley Police have been guilty of misconduct since 2018.

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The IOPM investigator concluded that there was sufficient evidence upon which a reasonable tribunal could conclude that the officer had a case to answer for misconduct.

After reviewing the report, Thames Valley Police agreed to hold a misconduct meeting for the officer.

At the meeting, misconduct was not found for the officer and no further action taken.