PC Ian Pinnell Misconduct Hearing

British Transport Police

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Ian Pinnell of British Transport Police

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

It is alleged that between March 2020 and September 2021, whilst working with other colleagues, former officer PC Pinnell would incessantly introduce topics of sexual nature into conversations or would incessantly use sexual innuendos. In addition, he would repeatedly talk about his sex life with his colleagues and ask them about their sex lives. When working with two female officers, he said or used words to the effect “eyes not there, here”. At the same time as making that comment he would signal initially to the area of his penis and then to their eyes;

On a date unknown but in about March / April 2020, whilst talking with a male officer in the Stratford office it is alleged that former officer PC Pinnell patted and stroked the upper part of the back of his right thigh just below his bottom cheek. This action was unsolicited and inappropriate. It resulted in the officer feeling uncomfortable.

On or about 25 May 2021 former officer PC Pinnell gave a female officer a gift. The gift was a pen with a molding of a penis on the top. You packaged it in a box which had previously contained a sexual aid (a dildo / vibrator) and then wrapped the box. The box was clear that it was packaging for a sexual aid. The gift was unsolicited. Having unwrapped the package in front of her husband the female officer reasonably understood the gift to be a sexual aid. The giving of this unsolicited gift in this manner was inappropriate and led to discomfort and upset for the female officer and further caused difficulties in her relationship with her husband.

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