Police officer, 45, charged with abusing position over relationship

Police officer, 45, is charged with abusing his position to get sex over ‘inappropriate’ relationship with woman he met while on duty

  • PC Anthony Ritchie, 45, stands charged with misconduct in a public office
  • Ritchie allegedly had inappropriate relations with a woman he met on duty
  • The Independent Office for Police Conduct referred the case to the CPS 
  • CPS authorised charges, as Ritchie is also suspended by West Midlands Police  
  • A serving police officer has been charged after allegedly abusing his power for a sexual purpose.

    PC Anthony Ritchie, 45, of West Midlands Police, has been charged with misconduct in a public office following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

    PC Anthony Ritchie, 45, of West Midlands Police, has been charged with misconduct in a public office following an investigation by the IOPC (stock image)

     PC Anthony Ritchie, 45, of West Midlands Police, has been charged with misconduct in a public office following an investigation by the IOPC (stock image)

    It follows allegations the officer had an inappropriate and sexual relationship with a woman whom he met through the course of his duties.

    The IOPC referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service, which authorised the charge.

    Ritchie will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.