Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 8 Feb 2022 – 21 Feb 2022

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5-Day Summary

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

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

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

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

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

 

 

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

PC 8250 Moore     –     Merseyside Police, Constable

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

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

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

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

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

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

 

 

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

PC 8250 Moore     –     Merseyside Police, Constable

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

Thu 10th February 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Fri 11th February 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Fri 11th February 2022, 10:00am North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL6 1BF

PC 690 Graeme Gale     –     North Yorkshire Police, Constable

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

Hearings List (14 days)

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

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

The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

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

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

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

 

 

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Tue 8th February 2022, 10:00am

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PC 8250 Moore     –     Merseyside Police, Constable

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

Alleged Breaches

  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am

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

The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

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

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

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

 

 

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Wed 9th February 2022, 10:00am

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PC 8250 Moore     –     Merseyside Police, Constable

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

Alleged Breaches

  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

Thu 10th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Fri 11th February 2022, 10:00am

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Police Sergeant George Panayi     –     Metropolitan Police Service, Sergeant

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

  • On 21st December 2019 it is alleged that PS Panayi whilst on duty kissed the cheek of another officer without their consent.
  • On 3rd February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi pinched the cheek of the same officer without their consent.
  • On 9th February 2020 it is also alleged that PS Panayi opened a toilet door knowing that the same officer was in there and then placing his foot in the doorway to prevent the door from being closed.

Fri 11th February 2022, 10:00am

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PC 690 Graeme Gale     –     North Yorkshire Police, Constable

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

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

Mon 14th February 2022, 9:30am

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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

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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.

Tue 15th February 2022, 9:30am

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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

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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

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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

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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, 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.

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

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