Former Gwent Police officer charged with misconduct in public office

14 Sep 2021 09:42 AM

A former Gwent Police officer has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Former Police Constable Paul Chadwick, 51, will make a first appearance before Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on today, Wednesday 15 September.

He is alleged to have entered into inappropriate relationships for periods in 2020, while a serving officer, with two women he met during the course of his duties, one between January and April, and another between dates in May last year.

The IOPC carried out two investigations following a referral from Gwent Police in May last year and a further referral in November 2020. At the end of our investigations, we referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service which has since authorised the charges.

Mr Chadwick retired from Gwent Police in June 2021.