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Hertfordshire Constabulary Police Headquarters
The hearing is to be held in public.
Constable (PC) 1427 Mark Williams of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Former Officer Robert Goldstone of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Former Officer Charles Phipps of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached (No further information has been provided by the force about the alleged Standards of professional behavior which were breached.)
Circumstances of Alleged Breaches
The circumstances are that between February 2018 and July 2021, former PC Robert Goldstone and former PC Charles Phipps sent inappropriate, racist and homophobic text messages on a WhatsApp group between themselves. Former officer Phipps also posted an extreme pornographic video to the group. PC Mark Williams, who was also on a separate group, which included former officers Phipps and Goldstone, sent inappropriate messages which fell below the standards required of a police officer.
- Stats since 1st January 2022
12 Misconduct Hearings
75% held in public
Hertfordshire Constabulary is the territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. Its headquarters is in Welwyn Garden City.