Perverted Cop PC Christopher Groom Found With 8000 Indecent Images Of Children On his Devices and Would Have Been Sacked If he Had Not Already Resigned Says CC Lisa Winward

A fast-tracked misconduct hearing has decided that North Yorkshire police officer PC Christopher Groom, who was found to have had over 8000 indecent images of children on his electrical devices, would have been sacked from the force if he had not already resigned prior to the hearing. In the misconduct hearing chaired by North Yorkshire… Continue reading Perverted Cop PC Christopher Groom Found With 8000 Indecent Images Of Children On his Devices and Would Have Been Sacked If he Had Not Already Resigned Says CC Lisa Winward

Firearms Officer Pc Steve Martin Sacked For Punching 15yr Old Boy

A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer has been dismissed without notice for gross misconduct following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into the force he used against a child who had been arrested. Following a hearing which concluded today (Thursday 14 July), an independently chaired disciplinary panel found Police Constable Steven Martin used… Continue reading Firearms Officer Pc Steve Martin Sacked For Punching 15yr Old Boy

Sgt Christopher Armstrong Sacked After Sexual Activity In Police Station Shower With Student Officer Whilst on Duty

A Police officer with 13yrs service with Greater Manchester Police has been dismissed without notice after engaging in sexual activity in a police station shower room with a student police officer who ended up taking sick leave and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Sgt Christopher Armstrong, a tutor officer with Greater Manchester Police, was… Continue reading Sgt Christopher Armstrong Sacked After Sexual Activity In Police Station Shower With Student Officer Whilst on Duty

Two Disgraced Greater Manchester Police Officers Face The Sack This Week

Two disgraced Greater Manchester Police officers will face separate misconduct hearings this week and both are facing being sacked and placed on the police barred list after both being convicted of criminal offenses. Detective Constable Lee Cunliffe 40 from Bolton pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sex… Continue reading Two Disgraced Greater Manchester Police Officers Face The Sack This Week

Former Northampton Cop Oliver Binns Jailed for 7mths After Sending Sexually Explicit Messages and Pictures To A Vulnerable Woman

A former Northamptonshire Police officer has been sentenced to seven months in prison for misconduct in public office, following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) directed investigation. The sentence was imposed on Oliver Binns, 25, at Northampton Crown Court today (29 June) after he had pleaded guilty at a hearing in May. We received… Continue reading Former Northampton Cop Oliver Binns Jailed for 7mths After Sending Sexually Explicit Messages and Pictures To A Vulnerable Woman

Convicted Sex Offender DC Lee Cunliffe Will Face A Misconduct Hearing After Sexual Offences Conviction

A  Police officer who was jailed for 8yrs 4mths for a string of child sex offenses and misconduct in public office. will now face a police misconduct hearing. Detective Constable Lee Cunliffe based in CID within Greater Manchester Police appeared at Liverpool Crown Court in January 2022 after pleading guilty to one count of attempting… Continue reading Convicted Sex Offender DC Lee Cunliffe Will Face A Misconduct Hearing After Sexual Offences Conviction

West Midlands Cop PC Anthony Ritchie Due In Court Charged With Misconduct In Public Office

West Midlands Police officer in court charged with misconduct in public office A West Midlands Police officer is due to appear in court this week following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into his alleged abuse of power for a sexual purpose. We received a mandatory referral from West Midlands Police in June… Continue reading West Midlands Cop PC Anthony Ritchie Due In Court Charged With Misconduct In Public Office

PC Cleo Brooks-Ashitey Who Had Relationship With a Convicted Criminal Given a Final Written Warning

A police officer who had an intimate relationship with a convicted criminal has been given a final written warning at a misconduct hearing held by the Metropolitan police on 16th June 2022. PC Brooks-Ashitey, who joined the MPS in 2011 at the age of 18 originally as a special constable and then from 2014, was… Continue reading PC Cleo Brooks-Ashitey Who Had Relationship With a Convicted Criminal Given a Final Written Warning

GMP Cop PC Paul Cleasby Due in Court Charged With Assault of A Adult and A Child

A Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer is due to make his first appearance in court charged with two counts of assault by beating, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). The charges relate to a domestic incident that the officer was called out to on 18 November 2021. It is alleged… Continue reading GMP Cop PC Paul Cleasby Due in Court Charged With Assault of A Adult and A Child

Former Police Officer Oliver Dines Due in Court charged With Sexual Assault By Touching

A former West Mercia Police officer is to appear in court charged with sexual assault by touching, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Oliver Dines 31, is charged with two counts of sexual assault by touching on dates in October and November 2020, when he was a serving police constable.… Continue reading Former Police Officer Oliver Dines Due in Court charged With Sexual Assault By Touching

Sgt Glynn Martin Sent And Received Obscene, Offensive, And Inappropriate Videos and Messages To Feel Good About Himself

A misconduct hearing has decided that Sgt Glynn Martin would have been sacked without notice if he had not already resigned from Greater Manchester Police ahead of his misconduct hearing. The hearing heard that Glynn Martin joined GMP in 2003 and was promoted to sergeant in 2003 He received and sent videos of an obscene,… Continue reading Sgt Glynn Martin Sent And Received Obscene, Offensive, And Inappropriate Videos and Messages To Feel Good About Himself

An Officer Who Is Alleged To have Used Racially Offensive language To Have Misconduct Hearing With Press and Public Excluded From The Hearing

Thames Valley Police has revealed that two upcoming misconduct hearings will take place in private. The first, due to take place on 22-24 June, involves an unnamed former officer who’s alleged to have used racially offensive language in front of colleagues during a training exercise. It’s alleged the officer’s behavior breached professional standards and would… Continue reading An Officer Who Is Alleged To have Used Racially Offensive language To Have Misconduct Hearing With Press and Public Excluded From The Hearing

Ex-police constable Robert Hopper Placed On Police Barred List After Inappropriate Contact With Domestic Abuse Victim

Former Dorset Police officer would have been dismissed after gross misconduct proven A former Dorset Police officer would have been dismissed if he was still serving after gross misconduct was found proven, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Ex-police constable Robert Hopper, 42, faced allegations of gross misconduct after being… Continue reading Ex-police constable Robert Hopper Placed On Police Barred List After Inappropriate Contact With Domestic Abuse Victim

Pc Paul Jackson and PC Paul Lockett Cleared of Gross Misconduct

A misconduct hearing has found the case not proven against two Greater Manchester Police officers investigated in relation to a series of complaints relating to police use of force. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) carried out seven investigations into complaints linked to eight incidents involving one of the officers, dog handler PC Paul… Continue reading Pc Paul Jackson and PC Paul Lockett Cleared of Gross Misconduct


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