Steven Swift successfully prosecutes police officer for misconduct in public office

September 20, 2023

Steven Swift from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a Merseyside Police officer for misconduct in public office (MIPO) and computer misuse offences.

The Officer was found guilty of establishing intimate relationships with two women who had turned to the Police for support.

PC Adam Hoyle, 39, had sex with a woman when he was meant to be searching for a missing person, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said.

The watchdog found he formed inappropriate relationships with women he met after they reported being victims of domestic or sexual abuse.

Hoyle, who was based at Lower Lane police station in Liverpool, was found guilty of misconduct in public office after a trial at Liverpool Crown Court – having admitted three further counts at an earlier hearing.

He was also convicted of two counts of unauthorised access to computer material, which he had denied.

He will be sentenced on 27 October.