Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 1 Mar 2022 – 14 Mar 2022

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5-Day Summary

Tue 1st March 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 1st March 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters

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

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) 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 3rd March 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 3rd March 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

DC 914 Jon HOOPER     –     Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

During a criminal investigation into an Aggravated Burglary, It has been identified that DC
HOOPER has used his computer access to draft an e-mail. The content of this email was in
relation to the victim and was of a sexual nature. This email was not sent.
In relation to a burglary investigation, in June 2019, in his role as OIC, DC HOOPER has
made entries on a crime recording system regarding the investigation. Prior to the
appropriate entries being made and saved to the report, draft entries were typed by DC
HOOPER regarding a witness which were of a sexual nature. This entry was not uploaded to
the system.
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During two separate investigations into sexual assault, DC HOOPER, as the OIC, has made
contact with the victims and has sent text messages using inappropriate language. His
messages directly refer to the suspects in both investigations

Fri 4th March 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 4th March 2022, 9:00am Staffordshire Police Headquarters

DC Gareth Morris.     –     Staffordshire Police,

On Wednesday the 9th of February 2022, DC 5785 Gareth MORRIS attended the Central and South West Magistrates Court sitting at Cannock Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to the offence of driving a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed legal limit contrary to; Section 5(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. This is related to him driving his own personal vehicle, off duty on 28/08/2021.

It is alleged that the Officer breached the following Standards of Professional Behaviour:

Hearings List (14 days)

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.

Thu 3rd March 2022, 10:00am

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DC 914 Jon HOOPER     –     Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

During a criminal investigation into an Aggravated Burglary, It has been identified that DC
HOOPER has used his computer access to draft an e-mail. The content of this email was in
relation to the victim and was of a sexual nature. This email was not sent.
In relation to a burglary investigation, in June 2019, in his role as OIC, DC HOOPER has
made entries on a crime recording system regarding the investigation. Prior to the
appropriate entries being made and saved to the report, draft entries were typed by DC
HOOPER regarding a witness which were of a sexual nature. This entry was not uploaded to
the system.
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During two separate investigations into sexual assault, DC HOOPER, as the OIC, has made
contact with the victims and has sent text messages using inappropriate language. His
messages directly refer to the suspects in both investigations

Fri 4th 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, 9:00am

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DC Gareth Morris.     –     Staffordshire Police,

Staffordshire 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.

On Wednesday the 9th of February 2022, DC 5785 Gareth MORRIS attended the Central and South West Magistrates Court sitting at Cannock Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to the offence of driving a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed legal limit contrary to; Section 5(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. This is related to him driving his own personal vehicle, off duty on 28/08/2021.

It is alleged that the Officer breached the following Standards of Professional Behaviour:

Mon 14th March 2022, 10:00am

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Constable Smith 3225     –     Merseyside Police,

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

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will face allegations that on the 22 December 2020 whilst in possession of £238.72 of goods from Tesco Store, Heswall, she intended to leave the store without paying. When challenged by a member of staff, she attempted to deceive staff in to believing she had paid for the items. The officer was dressed in part uniform, subtly showed her Warrant Card, which in the circumstances was an abuse of police powers/authority.

Although payment was eventually made in full, the actions of the officer were dishonest.

Application to Attend

To apply to attend this hearing please apply directly on the force website: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/misconduct/upcoming-misconduct-hearings/request-to-attend-a-misconduct-hearing/

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