Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 9 Mar 2022 – 22 Mar 2022

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5-Day Summary

Wed 9th March 2022, 10:00am Scotswood House, Thornaby Place, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6SB

Police Constable 2954 Jodie Smith     –     Cleveland Police,

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) 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, (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.

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.

Hearings List (14 days)

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.

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.

Sat 12th March 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

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)

View on Misconduct 999

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)

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

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.

Tue 15th March 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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.

Thu 17th March 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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

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.

Thu 17th March 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

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.

Mon 21st March 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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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