Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 28 Jan 2022 – 10 Feb 2022

View as PDF / Download / Print

5-Day Summary

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.

 

Mon 31st January 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

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

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 Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

PC Richard Pearce     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

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.

Hearings List (14 days)

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

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.

Wed 2nd 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.

Wed 2nd February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 21036 Michael HARRISON     –     West Mercia Police, Constable

est Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

It is not currently known whether the hearing is to be held in private or public.

It is alleged that between 12 January 2019 and 21 July 2019, PC Harrison:

Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication via social media, and
Accessed policing systems for a non-policing purpose. Allegation 2

It is alleged that between 21st November 2018 and 10 August 2019, PC Harrison:

Abused his position as a police officer to form an emotional and sexual relationship, and
Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the relationship, contrary to West Mercia Force policy and
He used his force issued mobile phone to exchange sexually graphic content with her.

It is alleged that PC Harrison used his force issue mobile phone to;

take, send and receive further images of an explicit or sexualised nature, whilst on and off duty, and
to access an online dating site

Thu 3rd 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.

Thu 3rd February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 21036 Michael HARRISON     –     West Mercia Police, Constable

est Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

It is not currently known whether the hearing is to be held in private or public.

It is alleged that between 12 January 2019 and 21 July 2019, PC Harrison:

Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication via social media, and
Accessed policing systems for a non-policing purpose. Allegation 2

It is alleged that between 21st November 2018 and 10 August 2019, PC Harrison:

Abused his position as a police officer to form an emotional and sexual relationship, and
Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the relationship, contrary to West Mercia Force policy and
He used his force issued mobile phone to exchange sexually graphic content with her.

It is alleged that PC Harrison used his force issue mobile phone to;

take, send and receive further images of an explicit or sexualised nature, whilst on and off duty, and
to access an online dating site

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.

Fri 4th February 2022, 10:10am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 21036 Michael HARRISON     –     West Mercia Police, Constable

est Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

It is not currently known whether the hearing is to be held in private or public.

It is alleged that between 12 January 2019 and 21 July 2019, PC Harrison:

Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication via social media, and
Accessed policing systems for a non-policing purpose. Allegation 2

It is alleged that between 21st November 2018 and 10 August 2019, PC Harrison:

Abused his position as a police officer to form an emotional and sexual relationship, and
Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the relationship, contrary to West Mercia Force policy and
He used his force issued mobile phone to exchange sexually graphic content with her.

It is alleged that PC Harrison used his force issue mobile phone to;

take, send and receive further images of an explicit or sexualised nature, whilst on and off duty, and
to access an online dating site

Mon 7th February 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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.

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

An Officer (LQC Direction Officer should Not Be Named)     –     South Yorkshire Police, (Rank undisclosed)

The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities

It is not currently known whether the hearing is to be held in private or public.

On 21 August 2020, an officer sent an email to a member of staff at South Yorkshire Police, in which the officer stated that they had an appointment on the morning of the 25th August 2020, which was untrue and which they knew to be untrue.

On or around the 22 August 2020, whilst off sick from work, the officer travelled to Greece without notifying a supervisor and/or seeking authorisation or leave.

On 25 August 2020, while off sick from work and on holiday in Greece, during a phone call with the Occupational Health Unit, an officer informed the Occupational Health Unit that they were at a funeral in Belgium, which was untrue and which they knew to be untrue.

 

 

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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.

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 8250 Moore     –     Merseyside Police, Constable

Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

Alleged Breaches

  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will face allegations that he used derogatory and offensive language whilst a colleague was using a social media voice note.

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

An Officer (LQC Direction Officer should Not Be Named)     –     South Yorkshire Police, (Rank undisclosed)

The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities

It is not currently known whether the hearing is to be held in private or public.

On 21 August 2020, an officer sent an email to a member of staff at South Yorkshire Police, in which the officer stated that they had an appointment on the morning of the 25th August 2020, which was untrue and which they knew to be untrue.

On or around the 22 August 2020, whilst off sick from work, the officer travelled to Greece without notifying a supervisor and/or seeking authorisation or leave.

On 25 August 2020, while off sick from work and on holiday in Greece, during a phone call with the Occupational Health Unit, an officer informed the Occupational Health Unit that they were at a funeral in Belgium, which was untrue and which they knew to be untrue.

 

 

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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.

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 8250 Moore     –     Merseyside Police, Constable

Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

Alleged Breaches

  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will face allegations that he used derogatory and offensive language whilst a colleague was using a social media voice note.

Thu 10th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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.
Share this story
Published
Categorised as Mailings

An investigative news agency that uncovers agenda-setting stories from across the UK