A Merseyside police officer has been jailed for two and a half years after he was found guilty of having sex with a prostitute.
Temporary police sergeant David Gibson, 43, was found guilty of misconduct in a public office.
It is vital that such allegations against police officers are brought to the attention of the police and the IPCC, properly investigatedIndependent Police Complaints Commission Commissioner Carl Gumsley
He was found guilty following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
The allegation against Gibson has been subject of an investigation conducted by Merseyside Police’s Anti-Corruption Unit and managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The decision to charge was authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service.
IPCC Commissioner Carl Gumsley said: “Merseyside Police’s Anti-Corruption Unit, under the management of the IPCC, conducted a thorough, and professional investigation into the allegation against T/PS Gibson.
“It is vital that such allegations against police officers are brought to the attention of the police and the IPCC, properly investigated, and the appropriate legal proceedings allowed to take their course.”