the north face tops ‘I don’t know why I didn’t arrest him’
It is alleged Mr Horne had become angry after spending time in the force control room, and in particular an outstanding domestic violence incident in Tendring which was yet to be investigated.
Mr Maleary, who had only been in the role for two weeks at the time of the incident, said he had been making good progress in cutting the number of unallocated incidents and had cancelled scheduled annual leave to be at work at the time of the exchange.
He said after the incident the relationship between himself and Mr Horne “never ever felt good” but the pair never spoke of it again. He has now transferred to the City of London force.
He said: “Whenever I have been deployed into a role it is to troubleshoot.
“For some reason it was abundantly clear Mr Horne viewed me as someone whose warrant card he wanted.
“He never told me that himself but colleagues at various ranks and people in the rumour mill said it was quite clear I had no future serving in Essex.”
In a statement, Mr Horne said he recalls the interaction but never used one of the swear words which have been alleged.
No witnesses or alleged victims involved in the case, made direct complaints about Mr Horne’s behaviour.
The alleged incident came to light when Mr Maleary’s brother brought an employment claim against the police where notes of the confrontation included the discussion outside the force control room.