Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 10 Mar 2022 – 23 Mar 2022

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5-Day Summary

Thu 10th March 2022, (time not published) West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Thu 10th March 2022, 1:30pm Police Headquarters, Glan y Don, Colwyn Bay LL29 8AW

Police Constable 3355 Eagles     –     North Wales Police,

That he has been dishonest in his role as an investigating officer in relation to a public order incident that happened on the 18th of July 2021 and
That he has been dishonest in his role as an investigating officer in relation an assault that happened on the 24th of January 2021.

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

Former Special Constable Fatma Ahmed     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 9 November 2021 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, SPC Ahmed was convicted of:

  • four counts of assault by beating, contrary to Section 39, Criminal Justice Act 1988; and
  • one count of common assault/assault on an emergency worker, contrary to Section 1, Assaults on Emergency Workers (offences) Act 2018

The particulars being that on 22 May 2021 SPC Ahmed became intoxicated at a party and assaulted four individuals by either hitting them, biting them or by placing her hands around their throats.

On police arrival she assaulted one of the officers as he spoke with her.

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

PC Anthony Hopkins     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 29th December 2021 at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court, PC Hopkins was convicted on his guilty plea of having driven a motor vehicle after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath exceeded the prescribed limit. The reading being 100 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

PC Hopkins was disqualified from driving for 24 months. He was also fined £1166 and ordered to pay Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £117.

At the material time, former PC Hopkins was a serving Police Constable with the Metropolitan Police Service.

He retired and ceased to be an officer as of 7 January 2022.

Thu 10th March 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC Hamish Michie     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 20 October 2021 PC Michie was subject to a “with cause drugs test” and required to provide a sample of urine for analysis. The analysis found that the sample contained Cannabis, a class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

PC Michie has since resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service with his last day of service being on 5 January 2022.

The behaviour set out above is alleged to amount to gross misconduct and, if proven, would have justified former PC Michie’s dismissal had he still have been a serving officer.

Fri 11th March 2022, (time not published) West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Fri 11th March 2022, 11:00am West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ

PC 25170 Walker     –     West Midlands,

On 27 January 2022 PC Walker pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs between 10/7/2015 and 26/04/2021.

Namely 7 Category A moving images of a child, 2 Cat B moving images and 3 still images and 9 Cat C still images and 1 moving image. Contrary to sections 1(1)(a) and 6 of the Protection of Children Act 1978.

The officer was convicted of the offences and placed on the sex offender register.

Sentencing will take place on 14 March 2022.

Fri 11th March 2022, 11:00am South Wales Police Headquarters

Former PC 6699 Aaron Phelps     –     South Wales Police,

Sat 12th March 2022, (time not published) West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Sun 13th March 2022, (time not published) West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Mon 14th March 2022, 10:00am Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

Constable Smith 3225     –     Merseyside Police,

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.

Mon 14th March 2022, (time not published) West Midlands Police Headquarters

PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Mon 14th March 2022, 5:00pm Sussex Police Headquarters

PC Kris Green,     –     Sussex Police,

On Tuesday 19 May 2020 PC Sands and PC Green were involved in an arrest that resulted in an independent investigation by the IOPC. This led to a court case in which both officers were convicted of assault at Folkestone Magistrates Court on 20 December 2021.

Hearings List (14 days)

Thu 10th March 2022, (time not published)

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PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

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

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Thu 10th March 2022, 1:30pm

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Police Constable 3355 Eagles     –     North Wales Police,

Police Headquarters, Glan y Don, Colwyn Bay LL29 8AW

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

That he has been dishonest in his role as an investigating officer in relation to a public order incident that happened on the 18th of July 2021 and
That he has been dishonest in his role as an investigating officer in relation an assault that happened on the 24th of January 2021.

Thu 10th March 2022, 10:00am

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Former Special Constable Fatma Ahmed     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 9 November 2021 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, SPC Ahmed was convicted of:

  • four counts of assault by beating, contrary to Section 39, Criminal Justice Act 1988; and
  • one count of common assault/assault on an emergency worker, contrary to Section 1, Assaults on Emergency Workers (offences) Act 2018

The particulars being that on 22 May 2021 SPC Ahmed became intoxicated at a party and assaulted four individuals by either hitting them, biting them or by placing her hands around their throats.

On police arrival she assaulted one of the officers as he spoke with her.

Thu 10th March 2022, 10:00am

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PC Anthony Hopkins     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 29th December 2021 at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court, PC Hopkins was convicted on his guilty plea of having driven a motor vehicle after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath exceeded the prescribed limit. The reading being 100 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

PC Hopkins was disqualified from driving for 24 months. He was also fined £1166 and ordered to pay Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £117.

At the material time, former PC Hopkins was a serving Police Constable with the Metropolitan Police Service.

He retired and ceased to be an officer as of 7 January 2022.

Thu 10th March 2022, 10:00am

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PC Hamish Michie     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Fitness for work
  • Conduct

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

On 20 October 2021 PC Michie was subject to a “with cause drugs test” and required to provide a sample of urine for analysis. The analysis found that the sample contained Cannabis, a class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

PC Michie has since resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service with his last day of service being on 5 January 2022.

The behaviour set out above is alleged to amount to gross misconduct and, if proven, would have justified former PC Michie’s dismissal had he still have been a serving officer.

Fri 11th March 2022, (time not published)

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PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

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

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Fri 11th March 2022, 11:00am

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PC 25170 Walker     –     West Midlands,

West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 27 January 2022 PC Walker pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs between 10/7/2015 and 26/04/2021.

Namely 7 Category A moving images of a child, 2 Cat B moving images and 3 still images and 9 Cat C still images and 1 moving image. Contrary to sections 1(1)(a) and 6 of the Protection of Children Act 1978.

The officer was convicted of the offences and placed on the sex offender register.

Sentencing will take place on 14 March 2022.

Fri 11th March 2022, 11:00am

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Former PC 6699 Aaron Phelps     –     South Wales Police,

South Wales Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Sat 12th March 2022, (time not published)

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PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

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

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Sun 13th March 2022, (time not published)

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PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

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

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard 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/

Mon 14th March 2022, (time not published)

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PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

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

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Mon 14th March 2022, 5:00pm

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PC Kris Green,     –     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.

On Tuesday 19 May 2020 PC Sands and PC Green were involved in an arrest that resulted in an independent investigation by the IOPC. This led to a court case in which both officers were convicted of assault at Folkestone Magistrates Court on 20 December 2021.

Tue 15th 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/

Tue 15th March 2022, 10:00am

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Sergeant 2957 Lee Jones     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of, ‘Use of Force’, ‘Discreditable Conduct’ and ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’; in that, the officer used unnecessary force upon a detainee, who at the time was being restrained.

Tue 15th March 2022, (time not published)

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PC 20661 Denwette     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

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

It is alleged that PC Denwette used excessive force by delivering a kick to the abdomen area of a member of the public when he was lying face down on the ground.  PC Denwette’s use of force was not necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances and was a breach of the Use of Force Standard of Professional Behaviour.

Wed 16th 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/

Wed 16th March 2022, 10:00am

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Sergeant 2957 Lee Jones     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of, ‘Use of Force’, ‘Discreditable Conduct’ and ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’; in that, the officer used unnecessary force upon a detainee, who at the time was being restrained.

Thu 17th 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/

Thu 17th March 2022, 10:00am

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Sergeant 2957 Lee Jones     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of, ‘Use of Force’, ‘Discreditable Conduct’ and ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’; in that, the officer used unnecessary force upon a detainee, who at the time was being restrained.

Thu 17th March 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 2891 Kane     –     Northumbria Police,

Middle Engine Lane Police Station

Alleged Breaches

  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Fitness for work
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

1) On 17 November 2021, the officer was convicted at Teesside Magistrates’ Court for driving a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol, contrary to section 5 of the Road Traffic Act.

Fri 18th 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/

Fri 18th March 2022, 10:00am

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Sergeant 2957 Lee Jones     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of, ‘Use of Force’, ‘Discreditable Conduct’ and ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’; in that, the officer used unnecessary force upon a detainee, who at the time was being restrained.

Fri 18th March 2022, 8:00am

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DC Karen Colbran     –     Sussex Police,

Sussec Police

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

DC Karen Colbran was investigated by Rother District Council for fraud after making a false declaration to them which resulted in her obtaining a reduced council tax liability. The case was heard at Lewes Crown Court on 11/02/2022 and the jury found her guilty.

Mon 21st March 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 21st March 2022, 10:00am

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DC 1299 Phillip Payton     –     Humberside Police,

The old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 16 June 2016, he facilitated the return of devices to a suspect in circumstances where:

a) He was not and/or could not have been certain that the devices did not contain indecent images or videos of children;
b) He was not and/or could not have been certain that the images were incapable of being accessed by the suspect, with or without the use of specialist software;
c) He was not and/or could not have been certain that the devices would not later be required during a criminal prosecution, for example to be examined by a nominated defence expert.

2. Further, he failed to be open and honest with his supervisors, about the aforementioned. For example, during a meeting on or around 4 January 2017, having been sent an action plan in an attempt to progress this investigation more effectively, he failed to disclose that some of the devices had already been returned to the suspect with his authorisation.

3. Between 16 November 2015 and January 2017, he failed to update the complainants with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

4. Between 16 November 2015 and January 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position, including:

a) Following the seizure of electronic devices on 6 November 2015, not submitting the same for forensic examination until 5 December 2015;
b) Failing to submit/“write up” the case to the CPS or the reviewing officer promptly notwithstanding supervisors’ instructions to do so on 15 February 2016, 16 April 2016, 14 July 2016 and 5 November 2016;
c) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all;
d) Allowed the suspect’s bail to lapse;
e) Failing to record, process and manage case material, including the suspect’s interview disc and the management of seized devices, adequately or at all;
f) Failing to pursue reasonable lines of enquiry, including those expressly prescribed by his supervisor.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 to 4), Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 3) and Honesty and Integrity (allegation 2) and amounts to gross misconduct.

Matter number 2 (CB)
1. Between 19 August 2015 and 9 February 2017, he failed to update the complainant with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. Between 19 August 2015 and 9 February 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS or the reviewing officer promptly or at all notwithstanding the suspect’s and her husband’s admissions in interview in June 2015 to taking money for their own use and a Sergeant’s written instruction to submit the case on 16 April 2016;
b) On 24 June 2016, failing to facilitate the full file being sent to the CPS upon his first attempt being unsuccessful, seeking, instead, to place the onus on the CPS to identify and rectify the deficiencies;
c) Failing to process and manage case material adequately or at all;
d) Failed to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly or at all;
e) Failing to respond promptly or at all to updates and queries from the financial investigator;
f) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 and 2) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 1) and amounts to misconduct.

Matter number 3 (AP)
1. Between 26 August 2015 and January 2017, he failed to act upon and/or take any or any adequate protective or investigatory steps following the account given by X, during an interview on 26 August 2015 with him present in his capacity as OIC, alleging rape and sexual assault perpetrated against him by his older brother.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities and amounts to gross misconduct.

Matter number 4 (JS)
1. Between September 2015 and March 2017, he failed to update the complainant with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. Between September 2015 and March 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS or the reviewing officer promptly or at all despite supervisory direction to progress this;
b) Failing to process and manage case material adequately or at all;
c) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly, including a significant delay by not obtaining from X or his mother a photograph from which X identified A as the abuser;
d) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry at all, including not obtaining from X or his mother the recording of the suspect admitting the abuse and/or taking an account from the witness Y who heard a confession from the suspect and/or any statement from X’s mother about the aforementioned;
e) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 and 2) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 1) and amounts to gross misconduct.

Matter number 5 (JH)
1. Between March 2015 and April 2017, he failed to update the complainants with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. Between March 2015 and April 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS promptly or at all, including a failure to act upon CPS requests for material required in order to progress the case;
b) Failing to process and manage case material adequately or at all;
c) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly or at all, including the need for evidence from witnesses identified by the complainants, an accurate transcript of confessions made by the suspect and third-party material;
d) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 and 2) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 1) and amounts to misconduct.

Matter number 6 (BW)
1. From August 2015, he failed to update the complainant with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. From August 2015, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS promptly or at all, including failures to provide basic material required for an investigation of this nature such as third-party material;
b) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly, including not interviewing the suspect until 14 September 2015;
c) Permitting an unreasonable delay between the positive charging decision on or before 2 June 2016 and the offender being formally summonsed;
d) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

 

Tue 22nd March 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

Tue 22nd March 2022, 10:00am

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DC 1299 Phillip Payton     –     Humberside Police,

The old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF

Alleged Breaches

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 16 June 2016, he facilitated the return of devices to a suspect in circumstances where:

a) He was not and/or could not have been certain that the devices did not contain indecent images or videos of children;
b) He was not and/or could not have been certain that the images were incapable of being accessed by the suspect, with or without the use of specialist software;
c) He was not and/or could not have been certain that the devices would not later be required during a criminal prosecution, for example to be examined by a nominated defence expert.

2. Further, he failed to be open and honest with his supervisors, about the aforementioned. For example, during a meeting on or around 4 January 2017, having been sent an action plan in an attempt to progress this investigation more effectively, he failed to disclose that some of the devices had already been returned to the suspect with his authorisation.

3. Between 16 November 2015 and January 2017, he failed to update the complainants with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

4. Between 16 November 2015 and January 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position, including:

a) Following the seizure of electronic devices on 6 November 2015, not submitting the same for forensic examination until 5 December 2015;
b) Failing to submit/“write up” the case to the CPS or the reviewing officer promptly notwithstanding supervisors’ instructions to do so on 15 February 2016, 16 April 2016, 14 July 2016 and 5 November 2016;
c) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all;
d) Allowed the suspect’s bail to lapse;
e) Failing to record, process and manage case material, including the suspect’s interview disc and the management of seized devices, adequately or at all;
f) Failing to pursue reasonable lines of enquiry, including those expressly prescribed by his supervisor.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 to 4), Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 3) and Honesty and Integrity (allegation 2) and amounts to gross misconduct.

Matter number 2 (CB)
1. Between 19 August 2015 and 9 February 2017, he failed to update the complainant with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. Between 19 August 2015 and 9 February 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS or the reviewing officer promptly or at all notwithstanding the suspect’s and her husband’s admissions in interview in June 2015 to taking money for their own use and a Sergeant’s written instruction to submit the case on 16 April 2016;
b) On 24 June 2016, failing to facilitate the full file being sent to the CPS upon his first attempt being unsuccessful, seeking, instead, to place the onus on the CPS to identify and rectify the deficiencies;
c) Failing to process and manage case material adequately or at all;
d) Failed to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly or at all;
e) Failing to respond promptly or at all to updates and queries from the financial investigator;
f) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 and 2) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 1) and amounts to misconduct.

Matter number 3 (AP)
1. Between 26 August 2015 and January 2017, he failed to act upon and/or take any or any adequate protective or investigatory steps following the account given by X, during an interview on 26 August 2015 with him present in his capacity as OIC, alleging rape and sexual assault perpetrated against him by his older brother.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities and amounts to gross misconduct.

Matter number 4 (JS)
1. Between September 2015 and March 2017, he failed to update the complainant with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. Between September 2015 and March 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS or the reviewing officer promptly or at all despite supervisory direction to progress this;
b) Failing to process and manage case material adequately or at all;
c) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly, including a significant delay by not obtaining from X or his mother a photograph from which X identified A as the abuser;
d) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry at all, including not obtaining from X or his mother the recording of the suspect admitting the abuse and/or taking an account from the witness Y who heard a confession from the suspect and/or any statement from X’s mother about the aforementioned;
e) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 and 2) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 1) and amounts to gross misconduct.

Matter number 5 (JH)
1. Between March 2015 and April 2017, he failed to update the complainants with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. Between March 2015 and April 2017, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS promptly or at all, including a failure to act upon CPS requests for material required in order to progress the case;
b) Failing to process and manage case material adequately or at all;
c) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly or at all, including the need for evidence from witnesses identified by the complainants, an accurate transcript of confessions made by the suspect and third-party material;
d) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

His conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities (allegations 1 and 2) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (allegation 1) and amounts to misconduct.

Matter number 6 (BW)
1. From August 2015, he failed to update the complainant with the progress of the investigation adequately or at all.

2. From August 2015, he failed to progress and manage the investigation and prosecution of the case in a manner reasonably expected of an officer in his position.

In particular:

a) Failing to submit the full file to the CPS promptly or at all, including failures to provide basic material required for an investigation of this nature such as third-party material;
b) Failing to progress relevant lines of enquiry promptly, including not interviewing the suspect until 14 September 2015;
c) Permitting an unreasonable delay between the positive charging decision on or before 2 June 2016 and the offender being formally summonsed;
d) Failing to update the crime record adequately or at all.

 

Wed 23rd March 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

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