Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 15 Jun 2022 – 28 Jun 2022

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5-Day Summary

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 West Midlands Police Headquarters

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)

Wed 15th June 2022, 10:00am

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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

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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,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

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.

Mon 20th June 2022, 10:00am

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PC 78857 Liam Lewis     –     Essex Police,

Essex Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 12th May 2021 PC Lewis submitted an application to Essex Police under the Firearms Act 1968 to obtain a Firearms Certificate.

At the time of submitting his application for a firearms certificate PC Lewis, failed to disclose his medical history and signed a Declaration to the effect that: he was aware that the answers provided on the application form were for the purposes of obtaining a Firearms Certification, the answers were true and it was an offense to knowingly or recklessly make any statement which was false for the purpose of procuring the grant of a Firearms Certificate.

Mon 20th June 2022, (time not published)

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PC Amelia Tilley     –     Northamptonshire Police,

The Greenwell Room, Wootton Hall, Mereway

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On November 13, 2021 PC Tilley was on duty as a Response Officer attached to LRO Team 2, based at the NAB in Kettering. On that date, her specific duties were to deal with the DVSA appointments.
After attending the first appointment PC Tilley drove back to Kettering and parked close to junction 10 of the A14 near Burton Latimer.
At all material times, she knew or ought to have known that Response Officers are required to patrol visibly in order to provide reassurance to the public and in order to be available to respond dynamically to calls for assistance. Further, given the essentially dynamic nature of the LRO role, she would not work from home unless she had sought and obtained permission to do so.
PC Tilley traveled from Burton Latimer to her home address where she completed some work tasks.
An officer was deployed to the same location to carry out missing person inquiries. He contacted the Duty Sergeant, indicating that a marked police vehicle was already at the scene. Inquiries showed that PC Tilley was mapping at the location.
The Sergeant arranged for the force control room to contact PC Tilley to check on her welfare as it was suspected that she had gone home. PC Tilley contacted the Sergeant and asked why she had been contacted for a welfare check. The Sergeant asked PC Tilley for her location to which she replied ‘In Corby’. She asked ‘Where in Corby?’ and PC Tilley replied ‘parked up doing a child PPN’.
At the time PC Tilley was at her home address.

Tue 21st June 2022, 10:00am

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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

Tue 21st June 2022, 1:00pm

View on Misconduct 999

PC 5602 Alan Dudzinki     –     West Yorkshire Police,

West Yorkshire Police HQ

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 1st March 2022, PC Dudzinski attended Leeds Magistrates Court and entered a guilty plea to three charges of making an indecent photograph of a child and one charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image. He received an 8-month sentence, suspended for 2 years.

Wed 22nd June 2022, 9:30am

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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

Thu 23rd June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Matthew Baker     –     Surrey Police,

Surrey Police HQ, Mount Browne

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

Knowingly made a false statement saying that he had seen a witness;
Knowingly made a false statement regarding contact with his supervisors about the relaxation of the requirement for a face to face meeting with the subject of a Community Resolution due to the Covid-19 pandemic;
Failed to follow Force Policy in that he issued a Community Resolution to a member of the public without making contact with him as was required;
Failed to follow Force Policy in that he failed to document his rationale for issuing a Community Resolution
Knowingly made a misleading statement suggesting he had face to face contact with the subject of the community resolution.

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.

Fri 24th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Matthew Baker     –     Surrey Police,

Surrey Police HQ, Mount Browne

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

Knowingly made a false statement saying that he had seen a witness;
Knowingly made a false statement regarding contact with his supervisors about the relaxation of the requirement for a face to face meeting with the subject of a Community Resolution due to the Covid-19 pandemic;
Failed to follow Force Policy in that he issued a Community Resolution to a member of the public without making contact with him as was required;
Failed to follow Force Policy in that he failed to document his rationale for issuing a Community Resolution
Knowingly made a misleading statement suggesting he had face to face contact with the subject of the community resolution.

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