Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 3 Mar 2022 – 16 Mar 2022

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5-Day Summary

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:

Mon 7th March 2022, 10:03am Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

PC Zhak Burrows     –     Essex Police,

PARTICULARS OF MISCONDUCT

1. You were and are a police constable and qualified police dog handler serving under the direction and control of the Chief Constable of Essex Police.

2. On 28th February 2021, you attended with your police dog a reported incident of assault between a male and a female.

3. On or around 18.25, you arrived at the Southend sea-front and walked onto the sand. It is contended that on your arrival:

(i) You saw a male, THE MAN, sat on the sand with his hands behind him, being restrained by a female officer PC Bremmer, in company with a male officer PC Smith;

(ii) The male was calm and compliant;

(iii) You stopped with your police dog in front of THE MAN, facing him, a few meters from where he was sat;

(iv) Your police dog started and/or was barking.

4. On your police dog barking, it is contended that THE MAN:

(i) Turned to your police dog and shouted, “Shut the f**k up you p***y”;

(ii) Shouted at your police dog, “Shut up”;

(iii) Spat in the direction of your police dog.

5. It consequence of THE MAN spitting at your police dog, his saliva landed a few centimeters from your police dog’s front right paw.

6. On your seeing THE MAN spit at the police dog and his saliva land near your police dog’s paw, and notwithstanding that THE MAN remained restrained and/or otherwise under control, you:

(i) Shouted, “Do not spit at my dog”;

(ii) Moved towards THE MAN with your police dog;

(iii) Held your police dog so as to cause him to lift his front legs off the ground as it approached THE MAN;

(iv) Put your foot on THE MAN’s chest;

(v) Pinned THE MAN to the ground.

7. Whilst you were pinning THE MAN to the ground, you:

(i) Shouted “Do not spit at my dog”;

(ii) Released and/or deployed your police dog;

(iii) In response to his stating that the dog was biting him, replied that it was not going to bite him and that it was nowhere near him.

(iv) After around half a minute, said “Enough” and moved with your police dog off and away from him.

8. For the avoidance of doubt, it is contended that you used such force in the premises where:

(i) THE MAN was handcuffed, restrained and/or otherwise under control by PC Bremmer and PC Smith;

(ii) Neither PC Bremmer nor PC Smith asked you to do so;

(iii) Neither PC Bremmer nor PC Smith required or appeared to require such assistance;

(iv) You had given THE MAN no warning that you would use force or deploy your dog.

9. It is contended that during this incident, the police dog bit THE MAN on the arm and/or back and that THE MAN started crying and became distressed.

10. Following this incident, whilst you had hold of the police dog and whilst THE MAN remained restrained, was crying and was distressed, you:

(i) Said that if he tried to hurt the officers then the dog would hurt him;

(ii) Arrested him for assaulting a constable;

(iii) On THE MAN being told that he was going to be searched, said that if he kicked out or hurt the officers then the dog would bite him;

(iv) In response to his asking why you put your foot on him, said it was because he spat at you;

(v) In response to his asking for the dog to be moved after having been bitten, said that she would be staying where you were;

(vi) Told him that if he used violence against you, you were going to use violence against him.

BREACHES OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

11. It is contended that your actions breached the Standard of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force in that you:

(i) Used physical force on and/or caused or permitted your police dog to bite THE MAN when this was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable for:

(i) Preventing him from making off;

(ii) Engaging and/or detaining him on the basis of his presenting a threat;

(iii) Defending other police officers from him;

(iv) Protecting members of the public from him; and/or

(v) Any other policing purpose.

(ii) Failed to de-escalate the matter by withdrawing with your dog, whether before or after using the force as stated above;

(iii) Made threats to use unlawful force against THE MAN as stated above at paragraphs 10(i), (iii) and

(vi); and/or

(iv) Used such physical force and/or caused or permitted your police dog to bite THE MAN:

(i) Deliberately to subject him to a detriment for spitting at you and/or your dog when you knew such force to be unjustified; or

(ii) As an impulsive response to his spitting at you and/or your dog when you ought to have known such force to be unjustified.

12. As a result of that stated herein, if proved, your conduct amounts to gross misconduct.

Hearings List (14 days)

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 7th March 2022, 10:03am

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PC Zhak Burrows     –     Essex Police,

Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force

The hearing is to be held in public.

PARTICULARS OF MISCONDUCT

1. You were and are a police constable and qualified police dog handler serving under the direction and control of the Chief Constable of Essex Police.

2. On 28th February 2021, you attended with your police dog a reported incident of assault between a male and a female.

3. On or around 18.25, you arrived at the Southend sea-front and walked onto the sand. It is contended that on your arrival:

(i) You saw a male, THE MAN, sat on the sand with his hands behind him, being restrained by a female officer PC Bremmer, in company with a male officer PC Smith;

(ii) The male was calm and compliant;

(iii) You stopped with your police dog in front of THE MAN, facing him, a few meters from where he was sat;

(iv) Your police dog started and/or was barking.

4. On your police dog barking, it is contended that THE MAN:

(i) Turned to your police dog and shouted, “Shut the f**k up you p***y”;

(ii) Shouted at your police dog, “Shut up”;

(iii) Spat in the direction of your police dog.

5. It consequence of THE MAN spitting at your police dog, his saliva landed a few centimeters from your police dog’s front right paw.

6. On your seeing THE MAN spit at the police dog and his saliva land near your police dog’s paw, and notwithstanding that THE MAN remained restrained and/or otherwise under control, you:

(i) Shouted, “Do not spit at my dog”;

(ii) Moved towards THE MAN with your police dog;

(iii) Held your police dog so as to cause him to lift his front legs off the ground as it approached THE MAN;

(iv) Put your foot on THE MAN’s chest;

(v) Pinned THE MAN to the ground.

7. Whilst you were pinning THE MAN to the ground, you:

(i) Shouted “Do not spit at my dog”;

(ii) Released and/or deployed your police dog;

(iii) In response to his stating that the dog was biting him, replied that it was not going to bite him and that it was nowhere near him.

(iv) After around half a minute, said “Enough” and moved with your police dog off and away from him.

8. For the avoidance of doubt, it is contended that you used such force in the premises where:

(i) THE MAN was handcuffed, restrained and/or otherwise under control by PC Bremmer and PC Smith;

(ii) Neither PC Bremmer nor PC Smith asked you to do so;

(iii) Neither PC Bremmer nor PC Smith required or appeared to require such assistance;

(iv) You had given THE MAN no warning that you would use force or deploy your dog.

9. It is contended that during this incident, the police dog bit THE MAN on the arm and/or back and that THE MAN started crying and became distressed.

10. Following this incident, whilst you had hold of the police dog and whilst THE MAN remained restrained, was crying and was distressed, you:

(i) Said that if he tried to hurt the officers then the dog would hurt him;

(ii) Arrested him for assaulting a constable;

(iii) On THE MAN being told that he was going to be searched, said that if he kicked out or hurt the officers then the dog would bite him;

(iv) In response to his asking why you put your foot on him, said it was because he spat at you;

(v) In response to his asking for the dog to be moved after having been bitten, said that she would be staying where you were;

(vi) Told him that if he used violence against you, you were going to use violence against him.

BREACHES OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

11. It is contended that your actions breached the Standard of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force in that you:

(i) Used physical force on and/or caused or permitted your police dog to bite THE MAN when this was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable for:

(i) Preventing him from making off;

(ii) Engaging and/or detaining him on the basis of his presenting a threat;

(iii) Defending other police officers from him;

(iv) Protecting members of the public from him; and/or

(v) Any other policing purpose.

(ii) Failed to de-escalate the matter by withdrawing with your dog, whether before or after using the force as stated above;

(iii) Made threats to use unlawful force against THE MAN as stated above at paragraphs 10(i), (iii) and

(vi); and/or

(iv) Used such physical force and/or caused or permitted your police dog to bite THE MAN:

(i) Deliberately to subject him to a detriment for spitting at you and/or your dog when you knew such force to be unjustified; or

(ii) As an impulsive response to his spitting at you and/or your dog when you ought to have known such force to be unjustified.

12. As a result of that stated herein, if proved, your conduct amounts to gross misconduct.

Tue 8th 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 9th March 2022, 10:00am

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Police Constable 2954 Jodie Smith     –     Cleveland Police,

Scotswood House, Thornaby Place, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6SB

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On Tuesday 25th January 2022 she was convicted at Teesside Magistrates Court for driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol.

The above conduct breached the Standard of Professional Behaviour relating to Discreditable Conduct and amounts to gross misconduct.

Wed 9th 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, (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.

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.

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.

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

View on Misconduct 999

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.

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