Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 25 Jan 2022 – 7 Feb 2022

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5-Day Summary

Tue 25th January 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Tue 25th January 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Joynal Ahmed     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

PC Joynal Ahmed, based at the Crime Recording Investigation Bureau, will answer allegations that his conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

It is alleged that, on 7 October 2020 PC Joynal Ahmed assaulted his partner Ms X by punching her in the face, kicking her in the back, choking her by applying force around her neck and making threats to stab and kill her.

Tue 25th January 2022, 10:00am West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 5327 Knowles     –     West Midlands, Constable

PC Knowles used his personal mobile phone to obtain and distribute evidential material to other officers involved in a murder investigation. In doing so the officer breached West Midlands Police Social and Digital Media Policy. His actions had the potential to jeopardise the identification of the suspect.

PC Knowles attempted to conceal the fact that he had provided one of the officers with information relating to the suspect. He instructed the officer not to tell anyone and to delete his messages. PC Knowles did not include in his statement any reference to the fact that he had shared this information with the officer.

 

Wed 26th January 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Wed 26th January 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Joynal Ahmed     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

PC Joynal Ahmed, based at the Crime Recording Investigation Bureau, will answer allegations that his conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

It is alleged that, on 7 October 2020 PC Joynal Ahmed assaulted his partner Ms X by punching her in the face, kicking her in the back, choking her by applying force around her neck and making threats to stab and kill her.

Wed 26th January 2022, 10:00am West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 5327 Knowles     –     West Midlands, Constable

PC Knowles used his personal mobile phone to obtain and distribute evidential material to other officers involved in a murder investigation. In doing so the officer breached West Midlands Police Social and Digital Media Policy. His actions had the potential to jeopardise the identification of the suspect.

PC Knowles attempted to conceal the fact that he had provided one of the officers with information relating to the suspect. He instructed the officer not to tell anyone and to delete his messages. PC Knowles did not include in his statement any reference to the fact that he had shared this information with the officer.

 

Thu 27th January 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Thu 27th January 2022, 10:00am West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 5327 Knowles     –     West Midlands, Constable

PC Knowles used his personal mobile phone to obtain and distribute evidential material to other officers involved in a murder investigation. In doing so the officer breached West Midlands Police Social and Digital Media Policy. His actions had the potential to jeopardise the identification of the suspect.

PC Knowles attempted to conceal the fact that he had provided one of the officers with information relating to the suspect. He instructed the officer not to tell anyone and to delete his messages. PC Knowles did not include in his statement any reference to the fact that he had shared this information with the officer.

 

Fri 28th January 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Hearings List (14 days)

Tue 25th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Directions

In order to comply with health and safety guidelines currently in place at Thames Valley Police Headquarters as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the interests of transparency, the only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media (limited to six on any one day) subject to the following conditions:

The only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media;
Accredited members of the media may only attend the hearing by means of video link;
The maximum number of accredited members of the hearing who may attend the hearing on any one day is six;
The taking of photographs and the use of film or sound recording equipment during the hearing, except for official use by TVP, is prohibited;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must produce valid identification if required to do so;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must notify the Appropriate Authority of the location from which he/she is viewing the hearing and notify the Appropriate Authority of any change of location during the course of the hearing;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link shall not share the link or facilitate access to the live stream to anyone else;
Any accredited member of the media must adhere to reporting restrictions as directed by the Legally Qualified Chair;
There is to be no live Tweeting or live use of social media during proceedings;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link acknowledges that the link may be terminated in the event that the Appropriate Authority reasonably believes that he/she is in breach of these conditions;

Application to Attend

Any accredited member of the media wishing to attend by the video link must give notice thereof, confirming his/her agreement to these conditions when making their application, which must be received by midday on Thursday 13 January 2022. Link for application to apply to attend.

Tue 25th January 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Joynal Ahmed     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Joynal Ahmed, based at the Crime Recording Investigation Bureau, will answer allegations that his conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

It is alleged that, on 7 October 2020 PC Joynal Ahmed assaulted his partner Ms X by punching her in the face, kicking her in the back, choking her by applying force around her neck and making threats to stab and kill her.

Directions

The Chair has put in place reporting restrictions in relation to the identity of the complainant and determined that screens will be used during her evidence.

Tue 25th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 5327 Knowles     –     West Midlands, Constable

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Knowles used his personal mobile phone to obtain and distribute evidential material to other officers involved in a murder investigation. In doing so the officer breached West Midlands Police Social and Digital Media Policy. His actions had the potential to jeopardise the identification of the suspect.

PC Knowles attempted to conceal the fact that he had provided one of the officers with information relating to the suspect. He instructed the officer not to tell anyone and to delete his messages. PC Knowles did not include in his statement any reference to the fact that he had shared this information with the officer.

 

Wed 26th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Directions

In order to comply with health and safety guidelines currently in place at Thames Valley Police Headquarters as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the interests of transparency, the only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media (limited to six on any one day) subject to the following conditions:

The only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media;
Accredited members of the media may only attend the hearing by means of video link;
The maximum number of accredited members of the hearing who may attend the hearing on any one day is six;
The taking of photographs and the use of film or sound recording equipment during the hearing, except for official use by TVP, is prohibited;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must produce valid identification if required to do so;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must notify the Appropriate Authority of the location from which he/she is viewing the hearing and notify the Appropriate Authority of any change of location during the course of the hearing;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link shall not share the link or facilitate access to the live stream to anyone else;
Any accredited member of the media must adhere to reporting restrictions as directed by the Legally Qualified Chair;
There is to be no live Tweeting or live use of social media during proceedings;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link acknowledges that the link may be terminated in the event that the Appropriate Authority reasonably believes that he/she is in breach of these conditions;

Application to Attend

Any accredited member of the media wishing to attend by the video link must give notice thereof, confirming his/her agreement to these conditions when making their application, which must be received by midday on Thursday 13 January 2022. Link for application to apply to attend.

Wed 26th January 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Joynal Ahmed     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Joynal Ahmed, based at the Crime Recording Investigation Bureau, will answer allegations that his conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

It is alleged that, on 7 October 2020 PC Joynal Ahmed assaulted his partner Ms X by punching her in the face, kicking her in the back, choking her by applying force around her neck and making threats to stab and kill her.

Directions

The Chair has put in place reporting restrictions in relation to the identity of the complainant and determined that screens will be used during her evidence.

Wed 26th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 5327 Knowles     –     West Midlands, Constable

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Knowles used his personal mobile phone to obtain and distribute evidential material to other officers involved in a murder investigation. In doing so the officer breached West Midlands Police Social and Digital Media Policy. His actions had the potential to jeopardise the identification of the suspect.

PC Knowles attempted to conceal the fact that he had provided one of the officers with information relating to the suspect. He instructed the officer not to tell anyone and to delete his messages. PC Knowles did not include in his statement any reference to the fact that he had shared this information with the officer.

 

Thu 27th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Directions

In order to comply with health and safety guidelines currently in place at Thames Valley Police Headquarters as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the interests of transparency, the only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media (limited to six on any one day) subject to the following conditions:

The only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media;
Accredited members of the media may only attend the hearing by means of video link;
The maximum number of accredited members of the hearing who may attend the hearing on any one day is six;
The taking of photographs and the use of film or sound recording equipment during the hearing, except for official use by TVP, is prohibited;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must produce valid identification if required to do so;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must notify the Appropriate Authority of the location from which he/she is viewing the hearing and notify the Appropriate Authority of any change of location during the course of the hearing;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link shall not share the link or facilitate access to the live stream to anyone else;
Any accredited member of the media must adhere to reporting restrictions as directed by the Legally Qualified Chair;
There is to be no live Tweeting or live use of social media during proceedings;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link acknowledges that the link may be terminated in the event that the Appropriate Authority reasonably believes that he/she is in breach of these conditions;

Application to Attend

Any accredited member of the media wishing to attend by the video link must give notice thereof, confirming his/her agreement to these conditions when making their application, which must be received by midday on Thursday 13 January 2022. Link for application to apply to attend.

Thu 27th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 5327 Knowles     –     West Midlands, Constable

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Knowles used his personal mobile phone to obtain and distribute evidential material to other officers involved in a murder investigation. In doing so the officer breached West Midlands Police Social and Digital Media Policy. His actions had the potential to jeopardise the identification of the suspect.

PC Knowles attempted to conceal the fact that he had provided one of the officers with information relating to the suspect. He instructed the officer not to tell anyone and to delete his messages. PC Knowles did not include in his statement any reference to the fact that he had shared this information with the officer.

 

Fri 28th January 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Ben Pecorini, PC Myles Mykoo, Former PC Sarah Joesbury     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing relates to Police Constables Ben Pecorini and Myles Mykoo and former Police Constable Sarah Joesbury.

It is in connection with incidents on 18 March 2019 when PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury were off-duty and socialising with other off-duty colleagues in central London.

It is alleged that during a train journey, PC Pecorini and PC Joesbury began dancing in a sexualised manner and another passenger; ‘Mr A’ began filming this.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury spoke to Mr A and then a confrontation took place, during which force was used and injuries were caused.

It is alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury used their warrant cards to travel on the train, rather than obtaining a ticket.

The agreement with the rail company is those police officers may use their warrant cards to travel without a ticket, but will be expected to provide help and assistance if an incident occurs during the journey.

It is alleged that the three officers were too intoxicated to provide meaningful help and that using their warrant cards to travel free of charge breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury behaved in a disorderly manner on the train, engaging in noisy and drunken behaviour, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is also alleged that PC Pecorini and former PC Joesbury engaged in sexualised and inappropriate dancing on the train, in breach of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
It is further alleged that PC Pecorini, PC Mykoo and former PC Joesbury confronted the passenger in a loud, aggressive and/or physical manner, in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct.
It is finally alleged that PC Pecorini used unreasonable force on Mr A when he struck him in the face with his elbow, in breach of the Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct paragraphs of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

 

Directions

In order to comply with health and safety guidelines currently in place at Thames Valley Police Headquarters as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the interests of transparency, the only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media (limited to six on any one day) subject to the following conditions:

The only members of the public permitted to attend the hearing are accredited members of the media;
Accredited members of the media may only attend the hearing by means of video link;
The maximum number of accredited members of the hearing who may attend the hearing on any one day is six;
The taking of photographs and the use of film or sound recording equipment during the hearing, except for official use by TVP, is prohibited;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must produce valid identification if required to do so;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link must notify the Appropriate Authority of the location from which he/she is viewing the hearing and notify the Appropriate Authority of any change of location during the course of the hearing;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link shall not share the link or facilitate access to the live stream to anyone else;
Any accredited member of the media must adhere to reporting restrictions as directed by the Legally Qualified Chair;
There is to be no live Tweeting or live use of social media during proceedings;
Any accredited member of the media attending the hearing by the video conference link acknowledges that the link may be terminated in the event that the Appropriate Authority reasonably believes that he/she is in breach of these conditions;

Application to Attend

Any accredited member of the media wishing to attend by the video link must give notice thereof, confirming his/her agreement to these conditions when making their application, which must be received by midday on Thursday 13 January 2022. Link for application to apply to attend.

Mon 31st January 2022, 10:00am

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Former Officer PC Daniel Hepworth     –     West Yorkshire Police, Former Officer

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former Police Constable Hepworth will attend a misconduct hearing for allegedly breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to:

(a) Discreditable Conduct
(b) Orders and Instructions
(c) Duties and Responsibilities

On 30th September 2020, whilst on duty and en route to the police station Mr. Hepworth

a) utilized the blue lights and siren in the police vehicle which he was driving for no
policing purpose;

b) Travelled in excess of the speed limit;

c) Failed to comply with the red traffic lights; and

d) Was involved in a road traffic collision with another vehicle.

2. On 3rd August 2021, Mr. Hepworth was convicted of Dangerous Driving at Sheffield Crown Court.

Tue 1st February 2022, 10:00am

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PC Richard Pearce     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 3 February 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

On 31 July 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a second post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

PC Pearce is further alleged to have been threatening and hostile to another that complained about the comments being offensive.

Wed 2nd February 2022, 10:00am

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PC Richard Pearce     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 3 February 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

On 31 July 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a second post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

PC Pearce is further alleged to have been threatening and hostile to another that complained about the comments being offensive.

Thu 3rd February 2022, 10:00am

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PC Richard Pearce     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 3 February 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

On 31 July 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a second post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

PC Pearce is further alleged to have been threatening and hostile to another that complained about the comments being offensive.

Fri 4th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Richard Pearce     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 3 February 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

On 31 July 2020, PC Pearce is alleged to have shared a second post on social media that could reasonably be perceived to be offensive and discriminatory.

PC Pearce is further alleged to have been threatening and hostile to another that complained about the comments being offensive.

Mon 7th February 2022, 9:30am

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Former officer Jonathan Townsend     –     West Mercia Police, Former Officer

Hindlip Hall HQ, Worcester

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.

Mon 7th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.
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