SC Robyn Wilson Accelerated Misconduct Hearing

Northamptonshire Police

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Officer(s)

Special Constable Robyn Wilson of Northamptonshire Police View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

Between the May 22, 2021 and February 4, 2022 the former Special Constable’s conduct breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of her behaviour towards a member of public, whilst off duty, on a train between Oxford and Banbury.

On the May 22, 2021 she had been in Oxford with friends. She then went to Oxford railway station from where she and her friends took a train travelling towards Banbury.
When her group boarded the train, it entered a carriage where a second group was already sat. It became clear that a member of her group knew a member of the other group and the two groups began to interact.
In the course of the interaction between the two groups, it was learned that she was a police officer. She made a comment which a member of the other group appeared to take offence. Due to the issue causing tension between the groups, one member of the other group started to film the officer on his phone.
When she realised she was being filmed, she reached over and with a closed fist punched the phone out of his hand. She then lunged at him as a result of which members of the group accused her of punching him to the head. She can be seen to attempted to knock the phone from his hand again.
When the train arrived at Banbury both groups left the train and had no further interaction.
On the February 4, 2022 at Coventry Magistrates’ Court the officer pleaded guilty to an offence of common assault against the male, contrary to s.39 Criminal Justice Act 1988 and were made subject to a conditional discharge for 6 months, and ordered to pay costs.

Outcome

Thu 23rd Jun 2022


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Northamptonshire Police
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