Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 14 Jun 2022 – 27 Jun 2022

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5-Day Summary

Tue 14th June 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Former DC Lee Putnam     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On Saturday 5 September 2020, at approximately 00.30am, police were called to a residential car park following reports that former DC Putnam was observed driving a motor vehicle erratically in the car park area.

Officers attended the scene and former DC Putnam was arrested under section 4 of the Road Traffic Act for driving whilst being unfit through alcohol.

Former DC Putnam, who was off duty at the time, was conveyed to Romford Police Station where he provided two specimens of breath, the lower reading being 104 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, three times above the legal limit for driving.

Former DC Putnam was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol in his system. The criminal investigation was later discontinued, following legal arguments over whether the location in which former DC Putnam was found was a public or private place and if the offence was indeed complete.

Tue 14th June 2022, 10:00am Police Headquarters, Block 7, Conference Room 7

Unnamed Police Officer     –     Staffordshire Police,

t is alleged that the officer concerned has over a period of time used inappropriate sexualized language and sexual innuendo to female colleagues, many of whom have been junior to the officer concerned or for whom they had supervisory responsibility. Some of the comments made by the officer concerned were made on duty and within the workplace. On other occasions, the comments have been made off duty using social media and text messages. In some instances, the officer concerned has sent messages to female colleagues late at night.

Tue 14th June 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Tue 14th June 2022, (time not published) Empress State Building

PC Cleo Brooks-AshiteyPC Cleo Brooks-Ashitey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

In July 2018, PC Brooks-Ashitey declared that she was in a personal relationship with a convicted criminal. PC Brooks-Ashitey was subsequently given lawful orders and instructions by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to continuing this relationship. It is alleged that PC Brooks-Ashitey has failed to comply fully with the lawful orders and instructions in place. It is further alleged that PC Brooks-Ashitey has provided a dishonest and/or inaccurate account to her supervisor in respect of her ongoing contact with the convicted offender.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Former DC Lee Putnam     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On Saturday 5 September 2020, at approximately 00.30am, police were called to a residential car park following reports that former DC Putnam was observed driving a motor vehicle erratically in the car park area.

Officers attended the scene and former DC Putnam was arrested under section 4 of the Road Traffic Act for driving whilst being unfit through alcohol.

Former DC Putnam, who was off duty at the time, was conveyed to Romford Police Station where he provided two specimens of breath, the lower reading being 104 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, three times above the legal limit for driving.

Former DC Putnam was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol in his system. The criminal investigation was later discontinued, following legal arguments over whether the location in which former DC Putnam was found was a public or private place and if the offence was indeed complete.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am Police Headquarters, Block 7, Conference Room 7

Unnamed Police Officer     –     Staffordshire Police,

t is alleged that the officer concerned has over a period of time used inappropriate sexualized language and sexual innuendo to female colleagues, many of whom have been junior to the officer concerned or for whom they had supervisory responsibility. Some of the comments made by the officer concerned were made on duty and within the workplace. On other occasions, the comments have been made off duty using social media and text messages. In some instances, the officer concerned has sent messages to female colleagues late at night.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am Training & Administration Hub, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH

PC 2701 Sarah Walker     –     Cleveland Police,

On 21st February 2020, PC Walker disclosed confidential, sensitive and/or personal information which she had obtained to a former partner and member of the public.

On 15th September 2020, PC Walker disclosed personal and sensitive information to a former partner, relating to a third party who had previously conducted work at her home address.

On 8th March 2022, PC Walker was convicted for knowingly or recklessly disclosing the aforementioned personal data contrary to section 170(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018, having admitted her guilt to that offence.

Thu 16th June 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Fri 17th June 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Fri 17th June 2022, 2:00pm (Location unknown)

PC 22331 Courtney     –     West Midlands,

On 15.12.2021 and 16.12.2021 whilst off duty attending a Christmas party PC Courtney made inappropriate, racist and discriminatory comments towards a female colleague who was also off duty and attending the same event which caused her to be offended and upset by his comments.

Subsequently on 28.04.2022 at Nottingham Magistrates Court PC Courtney pleaded guilty to two offences of Racially Aggravated Public Order Offences arising from his comments to his colleague for which he was fined a total of £200 and ordered to pay £200 compensation to the victim.

Hearings List (14 days)

Tue 14th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Former DC Lee Putnam     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On Saturday 5 September 2020, at approximately 00.30am, police were called to a residential car park following reports that former DC Putnam was observed driving a motor vehicle erratically in the car park area.

Officers attended the scene and former DC Putnam was arrested under section 4 of the Road Traffic Act for driving whilst being unfit through alcohol.

Former DC Putnam, who was off duty at the time, was conveyed to Romford Police Station where he provided two specimens of breath, the lower reading being 104 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, three times above the legal limit for driving.

Former DC Putnam was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol in his system. The criminal investigation was later discontinued, following legal arguments over whether the location in which former DC Putnam was found was a public or private place and if the offence was indeed complete.

Tue 14th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Police Officer     –     Staffordshire Police,

Police Headquarters, Block 7, Conference Room 7

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

t is alleged that the officer concerned has over a period of time used inappropriate sexualized language and sexual innuendo to female colleagues, many of whom have been junior to the officer concerned or for whom they had supervisory responsibility. Some of the comments made by the officer concerned were made on duty and within the workplace. On other occasions, the comments have been made off duty using social media and text messages. In some instances, the officer concerned has sent messages to female colleagues late at night.

Tue 14th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Tue 14th June 2022, (time not published)

View on Misconduct 999

PC Cleo Brooks-AshiteyPC Cleo Brooks-Ashitey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions

The hearing is to be held in public.

In July 2018, PC Brooks-Ashitey declared that she was in a personal relationship with a convicted criminal. PC Brooks-Ashitey was subsequently given lawful orders and instructions by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to continuing this relationship. It is alleged that PC Brooks-Ashitey has failed to comply fully with the lawful orders and instructions in place. It is further alleged that PC Brooks-Ashitey has provided a dishonest and/or inaccurate account to her supervisor in respect of her ongoing contact with the convicted offender.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Former DC Lee Putnam     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On Saturday 5 September 2020, at approximately 00.30am, police were called to a residential car park following reports that former DC Putnam was observed driving a motor vehicle erratically in the car park area.

Officers attended the scene and former DC Putnam was arrested under section 4 of the Road Traffic Act for driving whilst being unfit through alcohol.

Former DC Putnam, who was off duty at the time, was conveyed to Romford Police Station where he provided two specimens of breath, the lower reading being 104 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, three times above the legal limit for driving.

Former DC Putnam was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol in his system. The criminal investigation was later discontinued, following legal arguments over whether the location in which former DC Putnam was found was a public or private place and if the offence was indeed complete.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Police Officer     –     Staffordshire Police,

Police Headquarters, Block 7, Conference Room 7

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy

The hearing is to be held in public.

t is alleged that the officer concerned has over a period of time used inappropriate sexualized language and sexual innuendo to female colleagues, many of whom have been junior to the officer concerned or for whom they had supervisory responsibility. Some of the comments made by the officer concerned were made on duty and within the workplace. On other occasions, the comments have been made off duty using social media and text messages. In some instances, the officer concerned has sent messages to female colleagues late at night.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 2701 Sarah Walker     –     Cleveland Police,

Training & Administration Hub, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

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

On 21st February 2020, PC Walker disclosed confidential, sensitive and/or personal information which she had obtained to a former partner and member of the public.

On 15th September 2020, PC Walker disclosed personal and sensitive information to a former partner, relating to a third party who had previously conducted work at her home address.

On 8th March 2022, PC Walker was convicted for knowingly or recklessly disclosing the aforementioned personal data contrary to section 170(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018, having admitted her guilt to that offence.

Thu 16th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Fri 17th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC 1178 Anthony Spiteri     –     West Yorkshire Police,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

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

On 04/12/2018, whilst on duty, PC Spiteri and a colleague attended at the Edgerton Hotel in Huddersfield. The officers were responding to a ‘999’ call which had been made by the receptionist at the Edgerton Hotel who was reporting an assault and threatening behaviour by a previous guest, Mr Villa. Mr Villa was subsequently arrested and began to offer resistance. A struggle ensued which resulted in PC Spiteri taking Mr Villa to the floor in order to restrain him

In this context the Appropriate Authority allege that PC Spiteri used excessive force as follows:

a) By deliberately applying a choke hold to Mr Villa’s neck. That technique carried a high risk of serious injury and should not have been used.
b) Whether or not the initial application of the choke hold was reasonable, it was held in place for too long.

It is further alleged that It is alleged that through the said conduct, PC Spiteri failed to be diligent in the exercise of his duties and responsibilities.

Fri 17th June 2022, 2:00pm

View on Misconduct 999

PC 22331 Courtney     –     West Midlands,

(Location unknown)

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 15.12.2021 and 16.12.2021 whilst off duty attending a Christmas party PC Courtney made inappropriate, racist and discriminatory comments towards a female colleague who was also off duty and attending the same event which caused her to be offended and upset by his comments.

Subsequently on 28.04.2022 at Nottingham Magistrates Court PC Courtney pleaded guilty to two offences of Racially Aggravated Public Order Offences arising from his comments to his colleague for which he was fined a total of £200 and ordered to pay £200 compensation to the victim.

Mon 20th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Martin McGoldrick     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

MDP Wethersfield, Building 1070, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4AZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 24 December 2019, PC McGoldrick failed to act in accordance with the Ministry of Defence Firearms Safety Rules and left his guarding post

Mon 20th June 2022, 1:00pm

View on Misconduct 999

Former Officer 2568 Anwari     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

Ormskirk Police Station

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

t is alleged by the Appropriate Authority that being a police officer with Lancashire Constabulary, former officer 2568 Anwari breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour set out in Schedule 2 to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020.

Former officer Anwari is alleged to have manually altered a Covid-19 lateral flow test for the purposes of gaining time off work under the Covid isolation rules, he dishonestly claimed that the test (and a subsequent test taken on a Microsoft Teams meeting) was positive.

Tue 21st June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Martin McGoldrick     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

MDP Wethersfield, Building 1070, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4AZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 24 December 2019, PC McGoldrick failed to act in accordance with the Ministry of Defence Firearms Safety Rules and left his guarding post

Wed 22nd June 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Kieron Sutton     –     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 on 23 July 2020 PC Sutton made repeated phone calls and sent numerous text messages to a female colleague whilst she was on duty.

Despite the colleague messaging PC Sutton and asking him to desist, the calls and messages continued into the early hours of the following day. The messages were calculated to make the colleague believe that PC Sutton was going to harm himself. They made her feel overwhelmed and upset.

Wed 22nd June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Martin McGoldrick     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

MDP Wethersfield, Building 1070, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4AZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 24 December 2019, PC McGoldrick failed to act in accordance with the Ministry of Defence Firearms Safety Rules and left his guarding post

Wed 22nd June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Officewr ( Thames Valley Police(     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

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 private.

It is alleged that the former officer took part in Officer Safety Training at Upper Heyford. The officer was placed in a team of three other officers for a training exercise.

During one of the training exercises, it is alleged that the officer used racially offensive language in the presence of colleagues.

Thu 23rd June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Martin McGoldrick     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

MDP Wethersfield, Building 1070, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4AZ

Alleged Breaches

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 24 December 2019, PC McGoldrick failed to act in accordance with the Ministry of Defence Firearms Safety Rules and left his guarding post

Fri 24th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Special Constable (SC) Misbah Ishaq Mani     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On diverse days between 26 September 2021 and 14 October, 2021 former SC Mani traveled on the South Western Railway without paying the fare. On each occasion former SC Mani made the said journeys, she produced her warrant card at the ticket barrier, intending the train officials to believe that she did not need to pay the fare. Former SC Mani had been issued with a Met Police Oyster card permitting her to travel without payment on all TFL-controlled services. It was not valid on any national rail service other than those operated by London Overground.

Fri 24th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Officewr ( Thames Valley Police(     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

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 private.

It is alleged that the former officer took part in Officer Safety Training at Upper Heyford. The officer was placed in a team of three other officers for a training exercise.

During one of the training exercises, it is alleged that the officer used racially offensive language in the presence of colleagues.

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