Klazidis v Commissioner of Police [2016] NSWIRComm 1014

UNFAIR DISMISSAL – charge of affray – applicant pleads guilty – sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment with nine months non­parole period – on appeal custodial sentence set aside – bond imposed and no conviction recorded – disciplinary process – allegations of serious misconduct – NSW Police Force Code of Conduct and Ethics – NSW Police Force Statement of Values – four allegations of misconduct found proven – decision to terminate applicant's employment – character evidence – seriousness of the misconduct – factors of aggravation and mitigation – considerations of fairness, reasonableness and harshness – fresh and independent review of the decision – cowardly attack by applicant on victim – applicant walked away as victim lay unconscious on roadway

Michael Seck appeared for the Commissioner of Police.