Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 7 Apr 2022 – 20 Apr 2022

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Thu 7th April 2022, (time not published) Avon and Somerset Police, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8JJ

Chief Superintendent Marc Budden, Chief Superintendent Mark Warrender and Chief Inspector Paul Staniforth.     –     North Wales Police,

The three officers named above face allegations of gross misconduct, which are denied.
The Appropriate Authority (AA) alleges breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in nine categories, broken down for ease of reference:
i. Inappropriate conversation with a more junior member of police staff at a police social event (all three officers)

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Equality and Diversity; and / or Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

ii. Failing to challenge and report the improper behaviour of the others who were engaging in the conversation set out above (all three officers).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Failure to Challenge and Report improper conduct; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

iii. Inappropriate touching (Chief Superintendent Warrender only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Equality and Diversity; and / or Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

iv. Failing to challenge or report the conduct of Chief Superintendent Warrender as set out at (iii) above (Chief Superintendent Budden).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Failure to Challenge and Report improper conduct; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

v. Failing to disclose relevant evidence and or a conflict of interest in relation to (iii) above (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities; and / or Orders and Instructions; and / or Honesty and Integrity; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

vi. Attempting to improperly influence the misconduct and criminal investigation into (iii) above (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities; and / or Honesty and Integrity; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

vii. Inappropriately disclosing information in relation to the misconduct and criminal investigation into (iii) above to the victim (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Confidentiality; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

viii. Providing various dishonest accounts about his conduct (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating Honesty and Integrity.

ix. Engaging in inappropriate behaviour whilst on duty (Marc Budden only)

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

The misconduct hearing will be held in private. A private hearing is necessary:

i. by reason of the law relating to anonymity of complainants following allegations of a sexual offence,

ii. in furtherance of the public interest in encouraging reporting of alleged wrongdoing.

iii. to protect the Article 8 rights of witnesses at the hearing and their families, including those of the officers concerned.

A private hearing would not prevent a notice being published pursuant to Regulation 27A which could identify (a) the officers subject to hearing; (b) the professional standards alleged to have been breached; and (c) that it is alleged that the breaches are said to be so serious as to amount to gross misconduct.

Thu 7th April 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

DC Samuel Bashir     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On 20 December 2021 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, DC Bashir 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 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

DC Bashir was disqualified from driving for 16 months. He was also fined £350 and ordered to pay Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

Thu 7th April 2022, (time not published) Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

PC David Niven     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On Thursday 25 February, PC Niven was off duty and driving a private vehicle when he collided with a pedestrian who was crossing the road. The pedestrian suffered several injuries, including fractures to his eye socket, nose, knee and ribs.

PC Niven resigned from the Met and his last date of service was 4 April 2021.

On 21 October 2021 at Willesden Magistrates’ Court, former PC Niven was convicted (on his guilty pleas) of two offences:

1. Driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or in a public place without reasonable consideration to other users.
2. Being the driver of a vehicle failing to stop after a road accident.

Thu 7th April 2022, 10:00am Hearing Suite Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Former PC Javed Sabir     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between April to October 2021 (a period during which former PC Sabir was a serving Metropolitan police officer), he pursued a course of conduct which he knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of his ex-partner, by repeatedly calling and texting her, loitering around her home address and following her.

On Friday 3 December 2021, at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, former PC Sabir pleaded guilty to the offence of Stalking without fear / alarm or distress, Contrary to section 2A(1) and (4) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

On Monday 10 January 2022, at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, former PC Sabir was sentenced to a restraining order lasting until Monday 9 January 2023.

At the relevant time(s) former PC Sabir was a serving officer with the Metropolitan Police Service. He has since retired and ceased to be a serving officer as of Friday 4 June 2021.

Thu 7th April 2022, 11:00am The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR

Former Special Constable Thomas Willoughby     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that, on 18 June 2021, former Special Constable Thomas Willoughby was travelling from Staines Railway Station to Hounslow Railway Station. Former SC Willoughby had not purchased a rail ticket for this journey. Former SC Willoughby subsequently resigned from the Metropolitan Police service – his last day of service was 1 November 2021.

On 14 January 2022 former SC Willoughby appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to Travel on the Railway Without Paying the Fare, Contrary to Section 5(3)(a) of the regulation of Railways Act 1889.

The former officer was fined £150 and ordered to pay compensation of £3.90 (the cost of the ticket), CPS costs of £85 and a surcharge of £34.

Mon 11th April 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Nathan Hind     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between Oct 2019 and July 2020 PC Hind inappropriately touched two female colleagues, both on and off duty, and without their consent.

Mon 11th April 2022, 10:00am Sussex Police Headquarters

PC Jared Gobey     –     Sussex Police,

No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.

  1. He gave a misleading account of an incident he attended to the Force Control Room involving an incident involving a distressed male.
  2. He failed to leave the building he was in to speak to this male and this a) Put the male at risk; b) Put members of the public at risk, and c) Led to the unnecessary call for backup.
  3. His inaccurate reporting of the incident created the impression that police officers and members of the public were at greater level of harm that they were.

Mon 11th April 2022, 10:00am Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

PC 81544 Matthew HENDERSON     –     Essex Police,

It is alleged that whilst on a social event with colleagues from Essex Police College on the 18th September into the early hours of the 19th September in Chelmsford Town PC Henderson was escorted out of a venue for being too intoxicated. It is further alleged that once outside of this venue PC Henderson walked up behind his colleague, touched her bottom and pressed himself up against her in an unwelcome, repeated and sexualised manner.

Hearings List (14 days)

Thu 7th April 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

Chief Superintendent Marc Budden, Chief Superintendent Mark Warrender and Chief Inspector Paul Staniforth.     –     North Wales Police,

Avon and Somerset Police, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8JJ

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity

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

The three officers named above face allegations of gross misconduct, which are denied.
The Appropriate Authority (AA) alleges breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in nine categories, broken down for ease of reference:
i. Inappropriate conversation with a more junior member of police staff at a police social event (all three officers)

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Equality and Diversity; and / or Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

ii. Failing to challenge and report the improper behaviour of the others who were engaging in the conversation set out above (all three officers).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Failure to Challenge and Report improper conduct; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

iii. Inappropriate touching (Chief Superintendent Warrender only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Equality and Diversity; and / or Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

iv. Failing to challenge or report the conduct of Chief Superintendent Warrender as set out at (iii) above (Chief Superintendent Budden).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Failure to Challenge and Report improper conduct; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

v. Failing to disclose relevant evidence and or a conflict of interest in relation to (iii) above (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities; and / or Orders and Instructions; and / or Honesty and Integrity; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

vi. Attempting to improperly influence the misconduct and criminal investigation into (iii) above (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Duties and Responsibilities; and / or Honesty and Integrity; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

vii. Inappropriately disclosing information in relation to the misconduct and criminal investigation into (iii) above to the victim (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Confidentiality; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

viii. Providing various dishonest accounts about his conduct (Marc Budden only).

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating Honesty and Integrity.

ix. Engaging in inappropriate behaviour whilst on duty (Marc Budden only)

In breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Authority, Respect and Courtesy; and / or Discreditable Conduct.

The misconduct hearing will be held in private. A private hearing is necessary:

i. by reason of the law relating to anonymity of complainants following allegations of a sexual offence,

ii. in furtherance of the public interest in encouraging reporting of alleged wrongdoing.

iii. to protect the Article 8 rights of witnesses at the hearing and their families, including those of the officers concerned.

A private hearing would not prevent a notice being published pursuant to Regulation 27A which could identify (a) the officers subject to hearing; (b) the professional standards alleged to have been breached; and (c) that it is alleged that the breaches are said to be so serious as to amount to gross misconduct.

Thu 7th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

DC Samuel Bashir     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 20 December 2021 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, DC Bashir 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 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

DC Bashir was disqualified from driving for 16 months. He was also fined £350 and ordered to pay Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

Thu 7th April 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

PC David Niven     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On Thursday 25 February, PC Niven was off duty and driving a private vehicle when he collided with a pedestrian who was crossing the road. The pedestrian suffered several injuries, including fractures to his eye socket, nose, knee and ribs.

PC Niven resigned from the Met and his last date of service was 4 April 2021.

On 21 October 2021 at Willesden Magistrates’ Court, former PC Niven was convicted (on his guilty pleas) of two offences:

1. Driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or in a public place without reasonable consideration to other users.
2. Being the driver of a vehicle failing to stop after a road accident.

Thu 7th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Former PC Javed Sabir     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Hearing Suite Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between April to October 2021 (a period during which former PC Sabir was a serving Metropolitan police officer), he pursued a course of conduct which he knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of his ex-partner, by repeatedly calling and texting her, loitering around her home address and following her.

On Friday 3 December 2021, at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, former PC Sabir pleaded guilty to the offence of Stalking without fear / alarm or distress, Contrary to section 2A(1) and (4) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

On Monday 10 January 2022, at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, former PC Sabir was sentenced to a restraining order lasting until Monday 9 January 2023.

At the relevant time(s) former PC Sabir was a serving officer with the Metropolitan Police Service. He has since retired and ceased to be a serving officer as of Friday 4 June 2021.

Thu 7th April 2022, 11:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Former Special Constable Thomas Willoughby     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

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

It is alleged that, on 18 June 2021, former Special Constable Thomas Willoughby was travelling from Staines Railway Station to Hounslow Railway Station. Former SC Willoughby had not purchased a rail ticket for this journey. Former SC Willoughby subsequently resigned from the Metropolitan Police service – his last day of service was 1 November 2021.

On 14 January 2022 former SC Willoughby appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to Travel on the Railway Without Paying the Fare, Contrary to Section 5(3)(a) of the regulation of Railways Act 1889.

The former officer was fined £150 and ordered to pay compensation of £3.90 (the cost of the ticket), CPS costs of £85 and a surcharge of £34.

Mon 11th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Nathan Hind     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between Oct 2019 and July 2020 PC Hind inappropriately touched two female colleagues, both on and off duty, and without their consent.

Mon 11th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Jared Gobey     –     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.

No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.

  1. He gave a misleading account of an incident he attended to the Force Control Room involving an incident involving a distressed male.
  2. He failed to leave the building he was in to speak to this male and this a) Put the male at risk; b) Put members of the public at risk, and c) Led to the unnecessary call for backup.
  3. His inaccurate reporting of the incident created the impression that police officers and members of the public were at greater level of harm that they were.

Mon 11th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 81544 Matthew HENDERSON     –     Essex Police,

Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that whilst on a social event with colleagues from Essex Police College on the 18th September into the early hours of the 19th September in Chelmsford Town PC Henderson was escorted out of a venue for being too intoxicated. It is further alleged that once outside of this venue PC Henderson walked up behind his colleague, touched her bottom and pressed himself up against her in an unwelcome, repeated and sexualised manner.

Tue 12th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Nathan Hind     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between Oct 2019 and July 2020 PC Hind inappropriately touched two female colleagues, both on and off duty, and without their consent.

Tue 12th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Jared Gobey     –     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.

No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.

  1. He gave a misleading account of an incident he attended to the Force Control Room involving an incident involving a distressed male.
  2. He failed to leave the building he was in to speak to this male and this a) Put the male at risk; b) Put members of the public at risk, and c) Led to the unnecessary call for backup.
  3. His inaccurate reporting of the incident created the impression that police officers and members of the public were at greater level of harm that they were.

Wed 13th April 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Jared Gobey     –     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.

No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.

  1. He gave a misleading account of an incident he attended to the Force Control Room involving an incident involving a distressed male.
  2. He failed to leave the building he was in to speak to this male and this a) Put the male at risk; b) Put members of the public at risk, and c) Led to the unnecessary call for backup.
  3. His inaccurate reporting of the incident created the impression that police officers and members of the public were at greater level of harm that they were.

Thu 14th April 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

PC Jared Gobey     –     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.

No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.

  1. He gave a misleading account of an incident he attended to the Force Control Room involving an incident involving a distressed male.
  2. He failed to leave the building he was in to speak to this male and this a) Put the male at risk; b) Put members of the public at risk, and c) Led to the unnecessary call for backup.
  3. His inaccurate reporting of the incident created the impression that police officers and members of the public were at greater level of harm that they were.

Thu 14th April 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Adnan Arib     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Between April and July 2019, while in the course of his duties, PC Adnan Arib came into contact with two vulnerable females. After obtaining their mobile phone numbers, he contacted them and attempted to pursue an improper relationship with them, on one occasion meeting one of the females in a park while he was off duty.

On 16 February 2022 at Southwark Crown Court, PC Arib was convicted of two counts of Misconduct in Public Office.

On 3 March 2022 at Southwark Crown Court he was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

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