PC Gareth Head Misconduct Hearing

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Gareth Head of Metropolitan Police Service View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

PC Gareth Head based within the Dog Support Unit – MO7 Taskforce will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

Discreditable Conduct

On 28 May 2018 in Brentwood, Essex, PC Head was off duty when he was alleged to have been involved in the assault of a taxi driver.

On 1 March 2022 at Basildon Crown Court, PC Head was convicted of assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, contrary to section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. PC Head was sentenced to a 12 month Community Order with a three month home curfew (without tag) and financial orders consisting of an £85 victim surcharge and £1,750 prosecution costs.

It is alleged that in so doing, PC Head has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct.

The matters set out above (individually or collectively) if proven, are said to amount to gross misconduct, in that they are so serious as to justify dismissal.
Following his conviction PC Head submitted his resignation from the Metropolitan Police Service, his last day of service is due to be 9 April 2022

Metropolitan Police Service
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