PC 1427 Mark Williams and Former PC Robert Goldstone and Former PC Charles Phipps

Hertfordshire Constabulary

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Officer(s)

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.

Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • 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.

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