Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 31 Jan 2022 – 13 Feb 2022

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5-Day Summary

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.

Wed 2nd 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.

Wed 2nd February 2022, 10:00am est Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

PC 21036 Michael HARRISON     –     West Mercia Police, Constable

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 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.

Thu 3rd February 2022, 10:00am est Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

PC 21036 Michael HARRISON     –     West Mercia Police, Constable

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 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.

Fri 4th February 2022, 10:10am est Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

PC 21036 Michael HARRISON     –     West Mercia Police, Constable

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, 1:00pm (Location unknown)

Former PC     –     Leicestershire Police, Former Officer

It is alleged that the former PC failed to take any adequate steps to prevent crime in that she participated in an aggressive confrontation in Leicester on 8 August 2021 during which a woman was assaulted by a man.

It is also alleged that the former PC failed to take any adequate steps to safeguard the welfare of the woman following the assault and that the former PC failed to be open and honest in her dealings with two on-duty officers who attended the incident.

Hearings List (14 days)

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.

Wed 2nd February 2022, 10:00am

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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

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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 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

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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, 10:10am

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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, 1:00pm

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Former PC     –     Leicestershire Police, Former Officer

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in private.

It is alleged that the former PC failed to take any adequate steps to prevent crime in that she participated in an aggressive confrontation in Leicester on 8 August 2021 during which a woman was assaulted by a man.

It is also alleged that the former PC failed to take any adequate steps to safeguard the welfare of the woman following the assault and that the former PC failed to be open and honest in her dealings with two on-duty officers who attended the incident.

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.

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

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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

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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.

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Fri 11th 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.

Fri 11th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 690 Graeme Gale     –     North Yorkshire Police, Constable

North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL6 1BF

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On the 14th July 2021, PC Gale, whilst off duty, assaulted a 14-year-old boy (Boy A) on Darlington Road, Richmond. In particular by pulling/dragging him off a wall, applying to him, and/or attempting on him numerous leg sweeps/kicks and caused him to fall to the ground. The assault resulted in visible injury in the form of scratches to the back of his neck and pain. On the 29th November 2021, PC Gale attended Teesside Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to the assault of Boy A. On the 17th December 2021, PC Gale attended Teesside Magistrates Court and was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to pay a victims’ surcharge and costs.

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