Former National Crime Agency officer charged with misconduct in public office

16 Nov 2021 03:14 PM

A former National Crime Agency (NCA) officer is due to make his first appearance in court charged with two counts of misconduct in public office, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Simon Gaffney, a former operational officer based in Warrington, is alleged to have been in contact and met with escort workers while on duty in October 2018.

Following their own inquiries, the NCA made a referral to us in March 2019. Upon completion of our independent investigation in February 2020, we passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service which authorised the charges.

Mr Gaffney, 53, is due to appear before Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 18 November.