Jack Wood Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

Location

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

The hearing is to be held in public.

Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Jack Wood of Metropolitan Police Service View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Use of force
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On 5 January 2020 at approximately 2 am, a member of the public approached on-duty Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers, including PC Jack Wood, to ask for assistance in escorting his friend past a group he feared might attack him. The officers did not assist the member of public.

A fight then took place involving the same member of public. He alleged that, during the incident, he was hit by PC Wood’s police baton, which caused a large wound to his head.

On 3 July 2020 PC Wood was charged with Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and Common Assault and on Friday 14 May 2021, he was found guilty of both offenses.

On 3 June 2021, PC Wood was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. He was also fined £1,000 in court costs and had to pay a £122 victim surcharge.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 93 Misconduct Hearings
    86% held in public

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS / "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the square mile of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.

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