An ex-police officer is facing a misconduct hearing accused of the ‘inappropriate sexual touching’ of a woman.

The former Cleveland Police officer is alleged to have touched a female in a manner which was uninvited, unwarranted, and inappropriate sexual touching.

The unnamed officer’s fate will be heard in public after the legally qualified chair of the disciplinary panel scheduled the hearing for September 4 this year.

However, the panel has given interested parties until 4pm tomorrow (Thursday, May 24) to make submissions about case.

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The force website reads: "The Legally Qualified Chair invites representations from the complainant, any interested person, any witness, and any representative of the media to the chair in accordance with Regulation 36 of the Police Conduct Regulations 2020, as to: "(a) Whether and (if so) the extent to which, the chair should exclude any person from the whole or part of the hearing.

"(b) Whether the chair should impose any conditions relating to the attendance of any person at the proceedings in order to facilitate the proper conduct of those proceedings.

"(c) Whether the chair should give directions prohibiting the publication of any matter relating to the proceedings."

Representations can be provided to for the Legally Qualified Chair to consider.