Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 14 Feb 2022 – 27 Feb 2022

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5-Day Summary

Mon 14th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Mon 14th February 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Mon 14th February 2022, 10:00am Dorset Police Headquarters, Winfrith

Former PC B     –     Dorset Police, Former Officer

  1. Between 20 July 2019 and 30 August 2019 he removed property belonging to Dorset Police from the Firearms Training store, namely a number of wooden barrier posts that were used in training.
  2. He did so without permission and used them for his own private purpose, including to make garden furniture, which was found at his home address on 17 September 2019.
  3. An aggravating feature of such conduct is that he acted dishonestly when such behaviour was being investigated namely by lying to his supervisors.

Tue 15th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Tue 15th February 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Wed 16th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Wed 16th February 2022, 8:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Special Constable Benson Wilhelm.     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

On 14 June 2020, whilst off duty, Special Constable Benson Wilhelm was seen damaging several cars in Chiltern Grove area of Southwark by scratching the paintwork. Special Constable Wilhelm was seen and challenged by the occupant of one of the cars and fled the scene. Special Constable Wilhelm was chased by the occupant of one vehicle and one other person, at which time Special Constable Wilhelm identified himself as a Police Officer. A police vehicle was flagged down by the members of the public and Special Constable Wilhelm was arrested

On 30 June 2021 Special Constable Wilhelm received a criminal conviction for two counts of criminal damage. Special Constable Wilhelm also received a fine of £350 and to pay compensation of £696 for the first vehicle, and a fine of £350 and to pay compensation of £500 for the second vehicle.

Wed 16th February 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Wed 16th February 2022, 9:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

PC Diego Ayala-Zabala     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Former Officer

On Wednesday the 14 April 2021, PC Ayala-Zabala was stopped by police whilst driving a motor vehicle. As a result of that stop, he was reported for driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence and for driving without insurance.

On Friday the 28 May 2021 at Willesden Magistrates’ Court, PC Diego Ayala-Zabala was convicted (following his guilty pleas) of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with his licence (contrary to section 87(1) Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988) and driving without insurance (contrary to section 143 Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988).

PC Ayala-Zabala received a £369 fine, was ordered to pay £36 victim surcharge and £90 costs. He also received eight (8) penalty points.

At the relevant time(s), PC Ayala-Zabala was a serving officer with the Metropolitan Police. He later resigned and ceased to be a police officer as of 20 October 2021.

Wed 16th February 2022, 10:00am Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters

PC Mark Crompton     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary, Constable

Allegation 1 – It is alleged that during 2012 and 2013, PC Crompton was in a casual sexual relationship with Ms A. On 30 December 2012, PC Crompton was on duty crewed with PC B. Ms A was collected in a police vehicle without a legitimate policing purpose, PC Crompton and PC B were present in the police vehicle. Ms A was drunk and/or had been drinking alcohol, PC Crompton was aware of this. Ms A exposed herself whilst in the police vehicle, PC B took explicit photographs of Ms A. PC Crompton was aware of this and failed to stop it or report it.

Allegation 2 – On 4 January 2013, PC Crompton was on duty crewed with PC B, they attended the home address of Ms A without a legitimate policing purpose. Ms A was encouraged to use a sex toy, PC Crompton took a photograph of PC B in uniform standing next to Ms A whilst she was naked from the waist down. PC Crompton was present whilst further explicit photos were taken of Ms A.

Allegation 3 – PC Crompton failed to adequately report or challenge PC B following either of the events in Allegation 1 or 2.

PC Crompton’s actions amount to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Authority, Respect & Courtesy; Orders & Instructions; Discreditable Conduct; Challenging & reporting improper conduct. The matters set out above, whether considered separately or cumulatively, amount to Gross Misconduct and are so serious as to justify dismissal.

Wed 16th February 2022, 9:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

DC Rachel Ryan     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

On 13 August 2021 DC Ryan was in Nottingham whilst off duty on an evening out with others.

Between approximately 23:40 on 13 August 2021 and 00:50 on 14 August 2021 DC Ryan was involved in an incident with door staff and consequently uniformed police officers attended.

Following the arrival of the police, DC Ryan was abusive towards the officers by repeatedly using foul language and obstructed the police van when it was ready to depart.

Following the departure of the police van DC Ryan struck the window of a storefront twice, causing the window to break.

On 14 August 2021 DC Ryan accepted a conditional caution in respect of damaging the window. In doing so, she admitted criminal damage; a criminal offence.

Thu 17th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Thu 17th February 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Thu 17th February 2022, (time not published) (Location unknown)

Police Constable 14833 Robbie Egan.     –     Kent Police, (Rank undisclosed)

On 21 January 2022, at Margate Magistrates Court, Police Constable 14833 Egan pleaded guilty to the criminal offence of Battery. Such conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Discreditable Conduct and is so serious that dismissal would be justified had the officer concerned not ceased to be a member of the police force.

Thu 17th February 2022, (time not published) Police Headquarters, Northfleet, Kent

Unnamed officer     –     Kent Police, (Rank undisclosed)

The case relates to an officer who is alleged to have pursued a criminal course of conduct against a vulnerable person. Having considered the circumstances of the case, it is the intention of the chair of the hearing to hold the hearing in private. The decision to hold the hearing in private has not been taken lightly, but is considered necessary in the circumstances to protect the identity of the vulnerable person, who in the absence of this measure, may be identified.

Thu 17th February 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Special Constable Ahmed Moulvi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

It is alleged that SC Moulvi has applied for and received expenses payments for more hours of work than he had actually completed and in doing so failed to act with honesty and integrity.

Fri 18th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Fri 18th February 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Hearings List (14 days)

Mon 14th February 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Mon 14th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Mon 14th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Former PC B     –     Dorset Police, Former Officer

Dorset Police Headquarters, Winfrith

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

  1. Between 20 July 2019 and 30 August 2019 he removed property belonging to Dorset Police from the Firearms Training store, namely a number of wooden barrier posts that were used in training.
  2. He did so without permission and used them for his own private purpose, including to make garden furniture, which was found at his home address on 17 September 2019.
  3. An aggravating feature of such conduct is that he acted dishonestly when such behaviour was being investigated namely by lying to his supervisors.

Tue 15th February 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Tue 15th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Wed 16th February 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Wed 16th February 2022, 8:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Special Constable Benson Wilhelm.     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 14 June 2020, whilst off duty, Special Constable Benson Wilhelm was seen damaging several cars in Chiltern Grove area of Southwark by scratching the paintwork. Special Constable Wilhelm was seen and challenged by the occupant of one of the cars and fled the scene. Special Constable Wilhelm was chased by the occupant of one vehicle and one other person, at which time Special Constable Wilhelm identified himself as a Police Officer. A police vehicle was flagged down by the members of the public and Special Constable Wilhelm was arrested

On 30 June 2021 Special Constable Wilhelm received a criminal conviction for two counts of criminal damage. Special Constable Wilhelm also received a fine of £350 and to pay compensation of £696 for the first vehicle, and a fine of £350 and to pay compensation of £500 for the second vehicle.

Wed 16th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Wed 16th February 2022, 9:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Diego Ayala-Zabala     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Former Officer

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On Wednesday the 14 April 2021, PC Ayala-Zabala was stopped by police whilst driving a motor vehicle. As a result of that stop, he was reported for driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence and for driving without insurance.

On Friday the 28 May 2021 at Willesden Magistrates’ Court, PC Diego Ayala-Zabala was convicted (following his guilty pleas) of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with his licence (contrary to section 87(1) Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988) and driving without insurance (contrary to section 143 Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988).

PC Ayala-Zabala received a £369 fine, was ordered to pay £36 victim surcharge and £90 costs. He also received eight (8) penalty points.

At the relevant time(s), PC Ayala-Zabala was a serving officer with the Metropolitan Police. He later resigned and ceased to be a police officer as of 20 October 2021.

Wed 16th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Mark Crompton     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary, Constable

Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Allegation 1 – It is alleged that during 2012 and 2013, PC Crompton was in a casual sexual relationship with Ms A. On 30 December 2012, PC Crompton was on duty crewed with PC B. Ms A was collected in a police vehicle without a legitimate policing purpose, PC Crompton and PC B were present in the police vehicle. Ms A was drunk and/or had been drinking alcohol, PC Crompton was aware of this. Ms A exposed herself whilst in the police vehicle, PC B took explicit photographs of Ms A. PC Crompton was aware of this and failed to stop it or report it.

Allegation 2 – On 4 January 2013, PC Crompton was on duty crewed with PC B, they attended the home address of Ms A without a legitimate policing purpose. Ms A was encouraged to use a sex toy, PC Crompton took a photograph of PC B in uniform standing next to Ms A whilst she was naked from the waist down. PC Crompton was present whilst further explicit photos were taken of Ms A.

Allegation 3 – PC Crompton failed to adequately report or challenge PC B following either of the events in Allegation 1 or 2.

PC Crompton’s actions amount to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Authority, Respect & Courtesy; Orders & Instructions; Discreditable Conduct; Challenging & reporting improper conduct. The matters set out above, whether considered separately or cumulatively, amount to Gross Misconduct and are so serious as to justify dismissal.

Wed 16th February 2022, 9:00am

View on Misconduct 999

DC Rachel Ryan     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 13 August 2021 DC Ryan was in Nottingham whilst off duty on an evening out with others.

Between approximately 23:40 on 13 August 2021 and 00:50 on 14 August 2021 DC Ryan was involved in an incident with door staff and consequently uniformed police officers attended.

Following the arrival of the police, DC Ryan was abusive towards the officers by repeatedly using foul language and obstructed the police van when it was ready to depart.

Following the departure of the police van DC Ryan struck the window of a storefront twice, causing the window to break.

On 14 August 2021 DC Ryan accepted a conditional caution in respect of damaging the window. In doing so, she admitted criminal damage; a criminal offence.

Thu 17th February 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Thu 17th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Thu 17th February 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

Police Constable 14833 Robbie Egan.     –     Kent Police, (Rank undisclosed)

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 21 January 2022, at Margate Magistrates Court, Police Constable 14833 Egan pleaded guilty to the criminal offence of Battery. Such conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Discreditable Conduct and is so serious that dismissal would be justified had the officer concerned not ceased to be a member of the police force.

Thu 17th February 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed officer     –     Kent Police, (Rank undisclosed)

Police Headquarters, Northfleet, Kent

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in private.

The case relates to an officer who is alleged to have pursued a criminal course of conduct against a vulnerable person. Having considered the circumstances of the case, it is the intention of the chair of the hearing to hold the hearing in private. The decision to hold the hearing in private has not been taken lightly, but is considered necessary in the circumstances to protect the identity of the vulnerable person, who in the absence of this measure, may be identified.

Thu 17th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Special Constable Ahmed Moulvi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Constable

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that SC Moulvi has applied for and received expenses payments for more hours of work than he had actually completed and in doing so failed to act with honesty and integrity.

Fri 18th February 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Commander

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs.  It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Fri 18th February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 6368 Rory Mayes and PC 2569 Leigh Pateman     –     Thames Valley Police, Constable

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that the officers were on duty together on 22 June 2021 when they became involved in a pursuit on a motor vehicle and thereafter the restraint and arrest of a male on the hard shoulder.

During their involvement with the male it is alleged that both officers discharged their Taser.

It is also alleged that one officer kicked the male in the neck area while the other officer kicked him in the back.

It is alleged that they used unnecessary force to detain the male.

Mon 21st February 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC A     –     Sussex Police, Constable

Sussex Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches (No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.)

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC A faces the following allegations under the Police Conduct Regulations 2020:

  1. That he formed an inappropriate relationship with a member of the public who he met in the course of police duties.
  2. That he failed to declare this relationship to his superiors.
  3. On a number of occasions he used police computer systems to view reports relating to that member of the public, her family and ex-husband without a police purpose.

Application to Attend

SUMMARY OF SUBMISSIONS RE ANONYMITY

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The officer makes an application for anonymity. Oral submissions have been made on behalf of the officer and the chair is invited to consider those submissions in addition to the confidential documentation placed for the chair’s consideration. The Appropriate Authority made oral submissions; their position is that they are essentially neutral.
The relevant provisions are set out in the Home Office Guidance 2020 and the relevant Regulations.
Submissions made on behalf of the officer are based on the welfare of a third party, that third party is a child who is associated with the officer. Confidential documentation has been provided which shows a history of significant concern for the welfare of the child, the officer submits this remains current and ongoing. The core of the submissions made on behalf of the officer are that publicly identifying the officer may directly and significantly impact on the welfare of that child. The officer submits the confidential material provided supports that assertion.
Submissions are made that paragraph 11.84 HOG is relevant. This paragraph states that the chair may consider imposing some restrictions based on their assessment, a variety of factors may be considered, some are listed at 11.84, but the chair is not limited to those factors. Paragraph 11.84 (g) refers to “the welfare of any third party.”
The parties acknowledge the need for transparency of the police discipline and/or complaints system, the public interest in proceedings and the public interest in transparency.
The chair invites any written representations from the media within 5 working days. That is to say by 4pm on 2 February 2022. Submissions should be sent to PSD.Main@Sussex.pnn.police.uk

Mon 21st February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Christopher Bowker     –     Greater Manchester Police, (Rank undisclosed)

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

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • 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.

PC Christopher Bowker andPS Samantha Hague  will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for; Discreditable conduct and Honesty and Integrity contrary to the Police (Conduct) regulations 2012.

Mon 21st February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

Empress State Building, viewing is via video link to a dedicated room at Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

PC Paul Summerson

On 9 January 2016 PC Summerson became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. PC Summerson is alleged to have:

  1. Asked to be assigned to the incident when not qualified to pursue motorcycles.
  2. Commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  3. Failed to seek authority to continue the pursuit.
  4. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  5. Failed to inform the control room that the motorcycle rode on the pavement on two occasions and that accordingly, the level of risk had increased.
  6. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had mounted the pavement.
  7. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had ridden on the wrong side of the road.
  8. Followed the motorcycle on the wrong side of the road when it was unsafe to do so.
  9. Drove too close to the motorcycle, putting pressure on the rider and reducing the time available for PC Summerson to react.
  10. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which PC Summerson conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Paul Gibb

On 9 January 2016 former PS Paul Gibb became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. Former PS Gibb is alleged to have:

  1. Joined the pursuit of the motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  2. Failed to seek authority to join or continue with the pursuit.
  3. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  4. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which former PS Gibb conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Richard Lappin

On 9 January 2016 PS Lappin was on duty as the control room supervisor with overall responsibility of monitoring and managing police pursuits. Former PS Lappin is alleged to have:

  1. Been unaware of the level of training officers required in order to pursue motorcycles because he had failed to familiarise himself with the updated Standard Operating Procedure.
  2. Failed to terminate the pursuit of a motorcycle being under taken by police drivers who were not appropriately qualified.
  3. Failed to confirm the level of training of the police drivers conducting the pursuit.
  4. Failed to properly monitor and manage the level of risk during the pursuit.
  5. Failed to discontinue the pursuit when communications were poor and information was unclear.

Tue 22nd February 2022, 10:00am

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PC A     –     Sussex Police, Constable

Sussex Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches (No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.)

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC A faces the following allegations under the Police Conduct Regulations 2020:

  1. That he formed an inappropriate relationship with a member of the public who he met in the course of police duties.
  2. That he failed to declare this relationship to his superiors.
  3. On a number of occasions he used police computer systems to view reports relating to that member of the public, her family and ex-husband without a police purpose.

Application to Attend

SUMMARY OF SUBMISSIONS RE ANONYMITY

__________________________________________

The officer makes an application for anonymity. Oral submissions have been made on behalf of the officer and the chair is invited to consider those submissions in addition to the confidential documentation placed for the chair’s consideration. The Appropriate Authority made oral submissions; their position is that they are essentially neutral.
The relevant provisions are set out in the Home Office Guidance 2020 and the relevant Regulations.
Submissions made on behalf of the officer are based on the welfare of a third party, that third party is a child who is associated with the officer. Confidential documentation has been provided which shows a history of significant concern for the welfare of the child, the officer submits this remains current and ongoing. The core of the submissions made on behalf of the officer are that publicly identifying the officer may directly and significantly impact on the welfare of that child. The officer submits the confidential material provided supports that assertion.
Submissions are made that paragraph 11.84 HOG is relevant. This paragraph states that the chair may consider imposing some restrictions based on their assessment, a variety of factors may be considered, some are listed at 11.84, but the chair is not limited to those factors. Paragraph 11.84 (g) refers to “the welfare of any third party.”
The parties acknowledge the need for transparency of the police discipline and/or complaints system, the public interest in proceedings and the public interest in transparency.
The chair invites any written representations from the media within 5 working days. That is to say by 4pm on 2 February 2022. Submissions should be sent to PSD.Main@Sussex.pnn.police.uk

Tue 22nd February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Christopher Bowker     –     Greater Manchester Police, (Rank undisclosed)

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

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • 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.

PC Christopher Bowker andPS Samantha Hague  will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for; Discreditable conduct and Honesty and Integrity contrary to the Police (Conduct) regulations 2012.

Tue 22nd February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

Empress State Building, viewing is via video link to a dedicated room at Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

PC Paul Summerson

On 9 January 2016 PC Summerson became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. PC Summerson is alleged to have:

  1. Asked to be assigned to the incident when not qualified to pursue motorcycles.
  2. Commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  3. Failed to seek authority to continue the pursuit.
  4. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  5. Failed to inform the control room that the motorcycle rode on the pavement on two occasions and that accordingly, the level of risk had increased.
  6. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had mounted the pavement.
  7. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had ridden on the wrong side of the road.
  8. Followed the motorcycle on the wrong side of the road when it was unsafe to do so.
  9. Drove too close to the motorcycle, putting pressure on the rider and reducing the time available for PC Summerson to react.
  10. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which PC Summerson conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Paul Gibb

On 9 January 2016 former PS Paul Gibb became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. Former PS Gibb is alleged to have:

  1. Joined the pursuit of the motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  2. Failed to seek authority to join or continue with the pursuit.
  3. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  4. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which former PS Gibb conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Richard Lappin

On 9 January 2016 PS Lappin was on duty as the control room supervisor with overall responsibility of monitoring and managing police pursuits. Former PS Lappin is alleged to have:

  1. Been unaware of the level of training officers required in order to pursue motorcycles because he had failed to familiarise himself with the updated Standard Operating Procedure.
  2. Failed to terminate the pursuit of a motorcycle being under taken by police drivers who were not appropriately qualified.
  3. Failed to confirm the level of training of the police drivers conducting the pursuit.
  4. Failed to properly monitor and manage the level of risk during the pursuit.
  5. Failed to discontinue the pursuit when communications were poor and information was unclear.

Wed 23rd February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police, Constable

Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Hall is alleged to have engaged in the non-consensual touching of a colleague (Officer A) in a manner that was of a sexual nature, whilst staying overnight at a hotel on 15/16 July 2020.

Wed 23rd February 2022, 10:00am

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PC A     –     Sussex Police, Constable

Sussex Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches (No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.)

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC A faces the following allegations under the Police Conduct Regulations 2020:

  1. That he formed an inappropriate relationship with a member of the public who he met in the course of police duties.
  2. That he failed to declare this relationship to his superiors.
  3. On a number of occasions he used police computer systems to view reports relating to that member of the public, her family and ex-husband without a police purpose.

Application to Attend

SUMMARY OF SUBMISSIONS RE ANONYMITY

__________________________________________

The officer makes an application for anonymity. Oral submissions have been made on behalf of the officer and the chair is invited to consider those submissions in addition to the confidential documentation placed for the chair’s consideration. The Appropriate Authority made oral submissions; their position is that they are essentially neutral.
The relevant provisions are set out in the Home Office Guidance 2020 and the relevant Regulations.
Submissions made on behalf of the officer are based on the welfare of a third party, that third party is a child who is associated with the officer. Confidential documentation has been provided which shows a history of significant concern for the welfare of the child, the officer submits this remains current and ongoing. The core of the submissions made on behalf of the officer are that publicly identifying the officer may directly and significantly impact on the welfare of that child. The officer submits the confidential material provided supports that assertion.
Submissions are made that paragraph 11.84 HOG is relevant. This paragraph states that the chair may consider imposing some restrictions based on their assessment, a variety of factors may be considered, some are listed at 11.84, but the chair is not limited to those factors. Paragraph 11.84 (g) refers to “the welfare of any third party.”
The parties acknowledge the need for transparency of the police discipline and/or complaints system, the public interest in proceedings and the public interest in transparency.
The chair invites any written representations from the media within 5 working days. That is to say by 4pm on 2 February 2022. Submissions should be sent to PSD.Main@Sussex.pnn.police.uk

Wed 23rd February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Christopher Bowker     –     Greater Manchester Police, (Rank undisclosed)

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

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • 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.

PC Christopher Bowker andPS Samantha Hague  will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for; Discreditable conduct and Honesty and Integrity contrary to the Police (Conduct) regulations 2012.

Wed 23rd February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

Empress State Building, viewing is via video link to a dedicated room at Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

PC Paul Summerson

On 9 January 2016 PC Summerson became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. PC Summerson is alleged to have:

  1. Asked to be assigned to the incident when not qualified to pursue motorcycles.
  2. Commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  3. Failed to seek authority to continue the pursuit.
  4. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  5. Failed to inform the control room that the motorcycle rode on the pavement on two occasions and that accordingly, the level of risk had increased.
  6. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had mounted the pavement.
  7. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had ridden on the wrong side of the road.
  8. Followed the motorcycle on the wrong side of the road when it was unsafe to do so.
  9. Drove too close to the motorcycle, putting pressure on the rider and reducing the time available for PC Summerson to react.
  10. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which PC Summerson conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Paul Gibb

On 9 January 2016 former PS Paul Gibb became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. Former PS Gibb is alleged to have:

  1. Joined the pursuit of the motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  2. Failed to seek authority to join or continue with the pursuit.
  3. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  4. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which former PS Gibb conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Richard Lappin

On 9 January 2016 PS Lappin was on duty as the control room supervisor with overall responsibility of monitoring and managing police pursuits. Former PS Lappin is alleged to have:

  1. Been unaware of the level of training officers required in order to pursue motorcycles because he had failed to familiarise himself with the updated Standard Operating Procedure.
  2. Failed to terminate the pursuit of a motorcycle being under taken by police drivers who were not appropriately qualified.
  3. Failed to confirm the level of training of the police drivers conducting the pursuit.
  4. Failed to properly monitor and manage the level of risk during the pursuit.
  5. Failed to discontinue the pursuit when communications were poor and information was unclear.

Thu 24th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police, Constable

Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Hall is alleged to have engaged in the non-consensual touching of a colleague (Officer A) in a manner that was of a sexual nature, whilst staying overnight at a hotel on 15/16 July 2020.

Thu 24th February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

Empress State Building, viewing is via video link to a dedicated room at Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

PC Paul Summerson

On 9 January 2016 PC Summerson became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. PC Summerson is alleged to have:

  1. Asked to be assigned to the incident when not qualified to pursue motorcycles.
  2. Commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  3. Failed to seek authority to continue the pursuit.
  4. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  5. Failed to inform the control room that the motorcycle rode on the pavement on two occasions and that accordingly, the level of risk had increased.
  6. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had mounted the pavement.
  7. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had ridden on the wrong side of the road.
  8. Followed the motorcycle on the wrong side of the road when it was unsafe to do so.
  9. Drove too close to the motorcycle, putting pressure on the rider and reducing the time available for PC Summerson to react.
  10. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which PC Summerson conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Paul Gibb

On 9 January 2016 former PS Paul Gibb became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. Former PS Gibb is alleged to have:

  1. Joined the pursuit of the motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  2. Failed to seek authority to join or continue with the pursuit.
  3. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  4. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which former PS Gibb conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Richard Lappin

On 9 January 2016 PS Lappin was on duty as the control room supervisor with overall responsibility of monitoring and managing police pursuits. Former PS Lappin is alleged to have:

  1. Been unaware of the level of training officers required in order to pursue motorcycles because he had failed to familiarise himself with the updated Standard Operating Procedure.
  2. Failed to terminate the pursuit of a motorcycle being under taken by police drivers who were not appropriately qualified.
  3. Failed to confirm the level of training of the police drivers conducting the pursuit.
  4. Failed to properly monitor and manage the level of risk during the pursuit.
  5. Failed to discontinue the pursuit when communications were poor and information was unclear.

Fri 25th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police, Constable

Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Hall is alleged to have engaged in the non-consensual touching of a colleague (Officer A) in a manner that was of a sexual nature, whilst staying overnight at a hotel on 15/16 July 2020.

Fri 25th February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service, (Rank undisclosed)

Empress State Building, viewing is via video link to a dedicated room at Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

PC Paul Summerson

On 9 January 2016 PC Summerson became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. PC Summerson is alleged to have:

  1. Asked to be assigned to the incident when not qualified to pursue motorcycles.
  2. Commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  3. Failed to seek authority to continue the pursuit.
  4. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  5. Failed to inform the control room that the motorcycle rode on the pavement on two occasions and that accordingly, the level of risk had increased.
  6. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had mounted the pavement.
  7. Continued with the pursuit after the motorcycle had ridden on the wrong side of the road.
  8. Followed the motorcycle on the wrong side of the road when it was unsafe to do so.
  9. Drove too close to the motorcycle, putting pressure on the rider and reducing the time available for PC Summerson to react.
  10. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which PC Summerson conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Paul Gibb

On 9 January 2016 former PS Paul Gibb became involved in the pursuit of a motorcycle in Hackney. Former PS Gibb is alleged to have:

  1. Joined the pursuit of the motorcycle when not qualified to do so.
  2. Failed to seek authority to join or continue with the pursuit.
  3. Continued with the pursuit in the absence of authority to continue.
  4. Failed to terminate the pursuit before it ended in a collision.

As a result, the manner in which former PS Gibb conducted the pursuit is alleged to be in breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

  • Orders and Instructions
  • Duties and Responsibilities

Former PS Richard Lappin

On 9 January 2016 PS Lappin was on duty as the control room supervisor with overall responsibility of monitoring and managing police pursuits. Former PS Lappin is alleged to have:

  1. Been unaware of the level of training officers required in order to pursue motorcycles because he had failed to familiarise himself with the updated Standard Operating Procedure.
  2. Failed to terminate the pursuit of a motorcycle being under taken by police drivers who were not appropriately qualified.
  3. Failed to confirm the level of training of the police drivers conducting the pursuit.
  4. Failed to properly monitor and manage the level of risk during the pursuit.
  5. Failed to discontinue the pursuit when communications were poor and information was unclear.
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