PC Stephen Dalton

Hertfordshire Constabulary

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) 2707 Stephen Dalton of Hertfordshire Constabulary View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

PC DALTON was one of the attending officers.
PC DALTON handcuffed a member of the public, Mr S, no search was conducted at this time.
Mr S was compliant stood still and did not pose a threat, informing the officer verbally that he was not resisting.
Mr S was neither physically or verbally threatening.
PC DALTON arrested Mr S, holding Mr S by one hand.
Mr S complained of being in pain due to the handcuff and the officer removed one cuff and reapplied.
Mr S stated he had not done anything wrong.
PC DALTON repeated to Mr S five time to stop moving.
Mr S verbally informed PC DALTON and another colleague that he wanted to speak to the officer’s colleague
PC DALTON turned and walked behind Mr S causing Mr S to have to walk backwards.
PC DALTON placed his hand at the top of Mr S neck/shoulders with Mr S calmly repeating he had done nothing wrong.
PC DALTON waled Mr S towards a police vehicle and thrust Mr S head into contact with the police vehicle.
Mr S sustained injuries as a result and put in immediate pain.
PC DALTON took Mr S to the floor, with Mr S face bleeding from injuries. Mr S complained about his face to which PC DALTON replied “YES IT HURTS DOESN’T IT”
Mr S injuries were so severe that an ambulance was required.
PC DALTON was interviewed under caution by the IOPC regarding injuries caused to Mr S.
PC DALTON was charged with Actual Bodily Harm against Mr S
PC DALTON stood trial between 01 to 05 November 2021 for this offence at ST ALBANS CROWN COURT.
PC DALTON was found not guilty for this offence

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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