Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 22 Feb 2022 – 7 Mar 2022

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5-Day Summary

Tue 22nd February 2022, 10:00am Sussex Police Headquarters

PC A     –     Sussex Police,

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.

Tue 22nd February 2022, (time not published) Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC Christopher Bowker     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Tue 22nd February 2022, 10:00am Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Wed 23rd February 2022, 10:00am Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police,

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 Sussex Police Headquarters

PC A     –     Sussex Police,

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.

Wed 23rd February 2022, (time not published) Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC Christopher Bowker     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Wed 23rd February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Luke Pickett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 5 June 2019, PC Luke Pickett was on duty driving a marked police vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he drove along Western Road, Mitcham a pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck by his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene.

It is alleged that PC Pickett drove at an excessive speed in an area where there were likely to be many pedestrians. Due to the manner of his driving, PC Pickett was unable to react in a timely manner to the potential risks and hazards present.

It is alleged that PC Pickett’s driving fell below the standard required of police response drivers and that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities

Wed 23rd February 2022, 10:00am Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Thu 24th February 2022, 10:00am Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police,

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

PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Thu 24th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Luke Pickett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 5 June 2019, PC Luke Pickett was on duty driving a marked police vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he drove along Western Road, Mitcham a pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck by his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene.

It is alleged that PC Pickett drove at an excessive speed in an area where there were likely to be many pedestrians. Due to the manner of his driving, PC Pickett was unable to react in a timely manner to the potential risks and hazards present.

It is alleged that PC Pickett’s driving fell below the standard required of police response drivers and that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities

Thu 24th February 2022, 10:00am Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Thu 24th February 2022, 9:00am Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XF

Former PC Fahamida Miah     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary,

On 13 October 2020, whilst off duty, Ms Miah gave witness evidence in a personal capacity at an appeal hearing at Luton Crown Court. The hearing related to Ms Miah’s former occupation as a lettings assistant/manager at a lettings agency. Ms Miah was financially connected to the appellant because she jointly owned property with him.

Ms Miah gave evidence that; she dealt with most administrative things at the company; she had no knowledge of certain properties being rented out as Homes in Multiple Occupation; evidential Gumtree adverts related to other addresses and not those central to the case; and that no connection remained between herself and the letting agency.

The appeal Justices found that Ms Miah was “…a poor witness, an unconvincing witness determined to mislead us.”. Some of Ms Miah’s evidence was described as “…unconvincing…artificial and obviously false…since she is a police officer we are particularly concerned about the misleading evidence that she gave to us”.

The Crown Prosecution Service have determined that the Judge’s findings against Ms Miah amount to an Adverse Judicial Finding, this is likely to negatively affect her credibility as a witness in any future judicial cases.

Fri 25th February 2022, 10:00am Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police,

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

PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Fri 25th February 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Luke Pickett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 5 June 2019, PC Luke Pickett was on duty driving a marked police vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he drove along Western Road, Mitcham a pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck by his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene.

It is alleged that PC Pickett drove at an excessive speed in an area where there were likely to be many pedestrians. Due to the manner of his driving, PC Pickett was unable to react in a timely manner to the potential risks and hazards present.

It is alleged that PC Pickett’s driving fell below the standard required of police response drivers and that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities

Fri 25th February 2022, 10:00am Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Sat 26th February 2022, 10:00am Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Hearings List (14 days)

Tue 22nd February 2022, 10:00am

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PC A     –     Sussex Police,

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,

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,

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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PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Tue 22nd February 2022, 10:00am

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Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Wed 23rd February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police,

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,

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

Wed 23rd February 2022, (time not published)

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PC Christopher Bowker     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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,

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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PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Wed 23rd February 2022, 9:30am

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PC Luke Pickett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 5 June 2019, PC Luke Pickett was on duty driving a marked police vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he drove along Western Road, Mitcham a pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck by his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene.

It is alleged that PC Pickett drove at an excessive speed in an area where there were likely to be many pedestrians. Due to the manner of his driving, PC Pickett was unable to react in a timely manner to the potential risks and hazards present.

It is alleged that PC Pickett’s driving fell below the standard required of police response drivers and that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities

Wed 23rd February 2022, 10:00am

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Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Thu 24th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police,

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,

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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PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Thu 24th February 2022, 9:30am

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PC Luke Pickett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 5 June 2019, PC Luke Pickett was on duty driving a marked police vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he drove along Western Road, Mitcham a pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck by his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene.

It is alleged that PC Pickett drove at an excessive speed in an area where there were likely to be many pedestrians. Due to the manner of his driving, PC Pickett was unable to react in a timely manner to the potential risks and hazards present.

It is alleged that PC Pickett’s driving fell below the standard required of police response drivers and that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities

Thu 24th February 2022, 10:00am

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Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Thu 24th February 2022, 9:00am

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Former PC Fahamida Miah     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary,

Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XF

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 13 October 2020, whilst off duty, Ms Miah gave witness evidence in a personal capacity at an appeal hearing at Luton Crown Court. The hearing related to Ms Miah’s former occupation as a lettings assistant/manager at a lettings agency. Ms Miah was financially connected to the appellant because she jointly owned property with him.

Ms Miah gave evidence that; she dealt with most administrative things at the company; she had no knowledge of certain properties being rented out as Homes in Multiple Occupation; evidential Gumtree adverts related to other addresses and not those central to the case; and that no connection remained between herself and the letting agency.

The appeal Justices found that Ms Miah was “…a poor witness, an unconvincing witness determined to mislead us.”. Some of Ms Miah’s evidence was described as “…unconvincing…artificial and obviously false…since she is a police officer we are particularly concerned about the misleading evidence that she gave to us”.

The Crown Prosecution Service have determined that the Judge’s findings against Ms Miah amount to an Adverse Judicial Finding, this is likely to negatively affect her credibility as a witness in any future judicial cases.

Fri 25th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 14880 Thomas Hall     –     Kent Police,

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,

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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PS Simon Kempton     –     Dorset Police,

HQ Winfrith DT2 8DZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Following the appearance of former PC Wayne Couzens at Westminster Magistrates Court on 13 March 2021 charged with the kidnap and murder of Ms Sarah Everard, he posted a series of messages on a group chat in which he disclosed evidence that had been revealed during the hearing.”

Fri 25th February 2022, 9:30am

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PC Luke Pickett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 5 June 2019, PC Luke Pickett was on duty driving a marked police vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he drove along Western Road, Mitcham a pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck by his vehicle. The pedestrian died at the scene.

It is alleged that PC Pickett drove at an excessive speed in an area where there were likely to be many pedestrians. Due to the manner of his driving, PC Pickett was unable to react in a timely manner to the potential risks and hazards present.

It is alleged that PC Pickett’s driving fell below the standard required of police response drivers and that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties and Responsibilities

Fri 25th February 2022, 10:00am

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Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Sat 26th February 2022, 10:00am

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Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Sun 27th February 2022, 10:00am

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Former DS 704 David Walker     –     South Yorkshire Police,

Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

The misconduct allegations arise out of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) scandal and an alleged failing by South Yorkshire Police to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

The officer failed to record on police systems information about or relevant to suspected victims and perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham that had been passed to the officer between 2009 and 2012
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon information about an RMBC youth worker potentially involved in Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, passed to you on or about 21st August 2009
The officer failed to record and/or appropriately act upon notification of child concern identifying two young sisters potentially at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The concern was communicated to Rotherham District Public Protection Unit (PPU) and/or notified to the Rotherham district PPU as a “referral” on or about 27th July 2009

Mon 28th 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,

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.

Mon 28th February 2022, 9:30am

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PC Katherine Tabor     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between August 2020 and December 2020 PC Tabor attempted to gain access to, and use of, the Police National Computer system by dishonest means when she had not successfully completed the approved training program. It is alleged that in doing so the following standards of professional behavior have been breached:

Mon 28th February 2022, 10:00am

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PC Lydia Jackson and PC Robert Lawton     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing is in connection with allegations that the two officers, PC Lydia Jackson and PC Robert Lawton failed to appropriately detain a man “Mr A” who was under arrest on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply offences.

On the evening of 14 April 2021, the officers were allocated the task of escorting Mr A to the Horton General Hospital after he complained of sustaining injuries following his arrest. Mr A was placed in handcuffs, and it is alleged that the officers failed to ensure that he was handcuffed appropriately while at the Horton General Hospital. It is alleged that the officers failed to closely supervise Mr A and he absconded from officers.

It is further alleged in respect of PC Lawton that during a training day on 30 June 2021, he referred to a colleague and a senior officer in a derogatory manner.

Tue 1st March 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 1st March 2022, 10:00am

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PC Lydia Jackson and PC Robert Lawton     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing is in connection with allegations that the two officers, PC Lydia Jackson and PC Robert Lawton failed to appropriately detain a man “Mr A” who was under arrest on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply offences.

On the evening of 14 April 2021, the officers were allocated the task of escorting Mr A to the Horton General Hospital after he complained of sustaining injuries following his arrest. Mr A was placed in handcuffs, and it is alleged that the officers failed to ensure that he was handcuffed appropriately while at the Horton General Hospital. It is alleged that the officers failed to closely supervise Mr A and he absconded from officers.

It is further alleged in respect of PC Lawton that during a training day on 30 June 2021, he referred to a colleague and a senior officer in a derogatory manner.

Wed 2nd March 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 3rd March 2022, (time not published)

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PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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 4th March 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

PC Paul Summerson, Former officer PS Paul Gibb and Former PS Richard Lappin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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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