Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 4 Jan 2022 – 17 Jan 2022

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Tue 4th January 2022, 10:00am

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PS 2490 Graeme Edwards     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary, Sergeant

Focalare Centre of Unity, 69 Parkway, Welwyn garden City, Herts AL8 6JG

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Edwards is alleged to have utilised power imbalances to engage in sexualised behaviour with females junior in rank and that he had line management responsibility for. He disclosed confidential information regarding other officers to junior members of his team.

 

Wed 5th January 2022, 10:00am

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Inspector 2026 Doherty     –     Cleveland Police, Inspector

Scotswood House, Thornaby Place, Stockton on Tees, TS17 62B

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The circumstances of the alledged breaches are of wrongful disclosure of information in which the officer is alleged to have obtained information about a member of the public from police systems and disclosed this to a 3rd party who was not entitled to have it.

It is also alleged that he created a False Instrument by producing a document that was altered and submitted during the course of a Gross Misconduct Investigation, which included information about a member of the public believe to be false and misleading.

Thu 6th January 2022, 10:00am

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PC 40055 Kuldip Bhart     –     Surrey Police, Constable

Surrey Police HQ, Mount Browne

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Bhart came into contact with a vulnerable victim of crime, Female A in the course of his duties. It is alleged that between 26 March 2020 and 8 May 2020 he:-

communicated with Female A on his work phone for no police purpose;
sent personal messages which were inappropriate; and
failed to notify a line manager of the association and personal relationship.

Directions

In accordance with powers under regulation 39 (Reporting restrictions, participation and exclusions from proceedings) of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020, the Legally Qualified Chair has directed that the name of Female A will be anonymised and no detail may be published which would lead to her identity being made known;

In making the above direction, the Legally Qualified Chair has applied the test set out in regulation 39(7) and in particular paragraph (e); namely, that it is necessary and proportionate for the protection of the welfare and safety of any informant or witness.

Written representations in relation to the matters specified in paragraph 3(a) to (c) of regulation 36 (regarding exclusions of any persons from the whole or part of the hearing, conditions of attendance and restrictions on publication) of the 2020 Regulations may also be made by any representative of the media to the chair, by email Surrey Police PSD on:

Mon 10th January 2022, 10:00am

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PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

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 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

 

Mon 10th January 2022, 10:00am

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PC 464 Adam Long     –     Suffolk Constabulary, Constable

Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

Inappropriate behaviour towards a member of the public.

Directions

Conditions of attendance and reporting restrictions will apply

Application to Attend

Any application to attend should be made before 12pm on Thursday 6 January 2022 and be directed to: psd@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Tue 11th January 2022, 10:00am

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DC Paul Yates     –     Greater Manchester Police, Constable

Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

Tue 11th January 2022, 10:00am

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PC 632 Christopher Bolton     –     North Yorkshire Police, Constable

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

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

It is alleged that between 13th August 2020 and 24th November 2020, PC Bolton interacted with a vulnerable female (Ms A) who he met on duty. The interactions were inappropriate and/or brought discredit on the police service in that he viewed an inappropriate image of the female, touched her breasts, exchanged images of an inappropriate, intimate and or sexual nature and engaged in conversation discussing the possibility of forging a relationship with her.

It is alleged that on or around 23rd August 2020, PC Bolton re-scored a risk assessment relating to Ms A which was done with an aim of increasing the score, rather than completing the assessment in an objective and honest manner.

Note that parts of the hearing may be held in private to protect sensitive and confidential information.

Reporting restrictions may also be made at the discretion of the Chair.

Directions

Note that parts of the hearing may be held in private to protect sensitive and confidential information.

Reporting restrictions may also be made at the discretion of the Chair.

Wed 12th January 2022, 4:00pm

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PC S Williams     –     Essex Police, Constable

MDP Wethersfield Braintree Essex CM7 4AZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 29 November 2021 PC Williams pleaded guilty to an offence of fraud by false representation contrary to the Fraud Act 2006 and that her behaviour is so serious that it amounts to gross misconduct and justifies dismissal.

Directions

Please note due to the ongoing Covid restrictions attendance in person will not be possible.

Application to Attend

Applications to attend to be received by: 6 January 2022.

Wed 12th January 2022, 4:00pm

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Former Police Constable Ashleigh Frith     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Video Conferencing

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Frith dishonestly told his line manager on the 17 January and 6 June 2021 that he was looking after his children, in order to facilitate his non-attendance for duty.

Fri 14th January 2022, (time not published)

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PC 632 Christopher Bolton     –     North Yorkshire Police, Constable

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

Alleged Breaches

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

Some parts of the hearing are to be held in private .

It is alleged that between 13th August 2020 and 24th November 2020, PC Bolton interacted with a vulnerable female (Ms A) who he met on duty. The interactions were inappropriate and/or brought discredit to the police service in that he viewed an inappropriate image of the female, touched her breasts, exchanged images of an inappropriate, intimate, and or sexual nature, and engaged in conversation discussing the possibility of forging a relationship with her.

It is alleged that on or around 23rd August 2020, PC Bolton re-scored a risk assessment relating to Ms. A which was done with an aim of increasing the score, rather than completing the assessment in an objective and honest manner

Directions

Reporting restrictions may also be made at the discretion of the Chair.

Note that parts of the hearing may be held in private to protect sensitive and confidential information.

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