Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 24 Jun 2022 – 7 Jul 2022

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5-Day Summary

Fri 24th June 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

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

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 Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Unnamed Officer ( Thames Valley Police)     –     Thames Valley Police,

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 Surrey Police HQ, Mount Browne

PC Matthew Baker     –     Surrey Police,

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 Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London

Special Constable Misbah Ishaq Mani     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On diverse days between 26 September 2021 and 14 October 2021 former SC Mani travelled 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.

Mon 27th June 2022, 11:30am Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP

PC 166 Thomas Andrews     –     Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

  1. PC 166 Thomas Andrews (‘the Officer’) joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary on 5th September 2016.
  2. On 17 February 2022, the Officer was made subject to police bail. The bail was subject to two conditions:
    1. Not to attend any location you know or ought to know [A] is attending, except on one occasion to attend [address] with police to obtain property.
    2. Not to contact or interfere with, either directly or indirectly, any prosecution witness(es) namely [A] except by an agreed third party of social services to facilitate child contact.

The Officer was bailed until 11 March 2022.

  1. In essence police bail is equivalent to a lawful order and the Officer should have understood them in that way. Any individual that breaches police bail is liable to arrest.
  2. On 1 March 2022 the Officer breached both conditions as he attended at the address and made contact with A. The Officer alleged that he had done so at A’s request in order to deliver items to them. This admission was recorded in the notes of the conference that the Officer had attended.
  3. On 5 March 2022 the Officer breached both conditions. He attended the address and made contact with A. Police officers attended the address. A lied to them about the Officer’s presence. The Officer attempted to hide but was discovered. He was escorted from the address to his car, he had parked his car away from the address. This incident was recorded on Body Worn Video.
  4. On 8 March 2022 the bail was extended until 13:00 on 16 March 2022.
  5. At 00:57 on 16 March 2022, as a result of a phone call from members of the public, police officers attended the address. The Officer and A were both there. The Officer was arrested at the address in the presence of A. This incident was recorded on Body Worn Video.

Mon 27th June 2022, 10:00am Exeter

DC 10213 Daniel Arnold     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

On 16th September 2021 Detective Constable 10213 Daniel Arnold appeared at Bodmin
Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was disqualified from
driving for 20 months and was fined.
The Appropriate Authority allege that this is a breach of the code of professional conduct namely
discreditable conduct.
The Appropriate Authority maintain that this breach is so serious that it amounts to Gross
Misconduct.

Tue 28th June 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Paul Hefford of MO4 and PC Sukhdev Jeer of MO4 and Former Officer Richard Hammond of MO19     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that former Officer Hammond, PC Hefford, and PC Jeer were part of a WhatsApp messaging group that was used to exchange messages, memes, and other content which was inappropriate, highly offensive, and discriminatory. The content was discriminatory on grounds of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability.

It is further alleged that the officers failed to challenge and/or report the other members of the said WhatsApp messaging group after receiving messages, memes, and other content from them which was inappropriate, highly offensive, and discriminatory.

Tue 28th June 2022, 10:00am Exeter

DC 10213 Daniel Arnold     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

On 16th September 2021 Detective Constable 10213 Daniel Arnold appeared at Bodmin
Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was disqualified from
driving for 20 months and was fined.
The Appropriate Authority allege that this is a breach of the code of professional conduct namely
discreditable conduct.
The Appropriate Authority maintain that this breach is so serious that it amounts to Gross
Misconduct.

Hearings List (14 days)

Fri 24th June 2022, 10:00am

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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

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Unnamed Officer ( 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

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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

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Special Constable 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 travelled 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.

Mon 27th June 2022, 11:30am

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PC 166 Thomas Andrews     –     Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity

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

  1. PC 166 Thomas Andrews (‘the Officer’) joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary on 5th September 2016.
  2. On 17 February 2022, the Officer was made subject to police bail. The bail was subject to two conditions:
    1. Not to attend any location you know or ought to know [A] is attending, except on one occasion to attend [address] with police to obtain property.
    2. Not to contact or interfere with, either directly or indirectly, any prosecution witness(es) namely [A] except by an agreed third party of social services to facilitate child contact.

The Officer was bailed until 11 March 2022.

  1. In essence police bail is equivalent to a lawful order and the Officer should have understood them in that way. Any individual that breaches police bail is liable to arrest.
  2. On 1 March 2022 the Officer breached both conditions as he attended at the address and made contact with A. The Officer alleged that he had done so at A’s request in order to deliver items to them. This admission was recorded in the notes of the conference that the Officer had attended.
  3. On 5 March 2022 the Officer breached both conditions. He attended the address and made contact with A. Police officers attended the address. A lied to them about the Officer’s presence. The Officer attempted to hide but was discovered. He was escorted from the address to his car, he had parked his car away from the address. This incident was recorded on Body Worn Video.
  4. On 8 March 2022 the bail was extended until 13:00 on 16 March 2022.
  5. At 00:57 on 16 March 2022, as a result of a phone call from members of the public, police officers attended the address. The Officer and A were both there. The Officer was arrested at the address in the presence of A. This incident was recorded on Body Worn Video.

Mon 27th June 2022, 10:00am

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DC 10213 Daniel Arnold     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

Exeter

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 16th September 2021 Detective Constable 10213 Daniel Arnold appeared at Bodmin
Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was disqualified from
driving for 20 months and was fined.
The Appropriate Authority allege that this is a breach of the code of professional conduct namely
discreditable conduct.
The Appropriate Authority maintain that this breach is so serious that it amounts to Gross
Misconduct.

Tue 28th June 2022, 9:30am

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PC Paul Hefford of MO4 and PC Sukhdev Jeer of MO4 and Former Officer Richard Hammond of MO19     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches (No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.)

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

It is alleged that former Officer Hammond, PC Hefford, and PC Jeer were part of a WhatsApp messaging group that was used to exchange messages, memes, and other content which was inappropriate, highly offensive, and discriminatory. The content was discriminatory on grounds of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability.

It is further alleged that the officers failed to challenge and/or report the other members of the said WhatsApp messaging group after receiving messages, memes, and other content from them which was inappropriate, highly offensive, and discriminatory.

Tue 28th June 2022, 10:00am

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DC 10213 Daniel Arnold     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

Exeter

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 16th September 2021 Detective Constable 10213 Daniel Arnold appeared at Bodmin
Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was disqualified from
driving for 20 months and was fined.
The Appropriate Authority allege that this is a breach of the code of professional conduct namely
discreditable conduct.
The Appropriate Authority maintain that this breach is so serious that it amounts to Gross
Misconduct.

Wed 29th June 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Paul Hefford of MO4 and PC Sukhdev Jeer of MO4 and Former Officer Richard Hammond of MO19     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Alleged Breaches (No further information has been provided by the force into the circumstances of the alleged breaches.)

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

It is alleged that former Officer Hammond, PC Hefford, and PC Jeer were part of a WhatsApp messaging group that was used to exchange messages, memes, and other content which was inappropriate, highly offensive, and discriminatory. The content was discriminatory on grounds of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability.

It is further alleged that the officers failed to challenge and/or report the other members of the said WhatsApp messaging group after receiving messages, memes, and other content from them which was inappropriate, highly offensive, and discriminatory.

Wed 29th June 2022, 10:00am

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PC James Brown     –     Surrey Police,

Surrey Police Headquarters, Mount Browne. GU3 1HG

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

Wrongfully left a person who had been detained at Fleet Railway Station without properly considering their vulnerabilities or means to return home; and
Failed to deal appropriately with the criminal offences allegedly committed by that person.

Wed 29th June 2022, 10:00am

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DC 10213 Daniel Arnold     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

Exeter

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 16th September 2021 Detective Constable 10213 Daniel Arnold appeared at Bodmin
Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was disqualified from
driving for 20 months and was fined.
The Appropriate Authority allege that this is a breach of the code of professional conduct namely
discreditable conduct.
The Appropriate Authority maintain that this breach is so serious that it amounts to Gross
Misconduct.

Thu 30th June 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Former Officer X     –     Kent Police,

Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that former Officer X assaulted his former partner’s new partner, Mr A.

This followed a verbal altercation between former Officer X and Mr A the previous month.

Former Officer X was arrested for assault, and due to inculpatory evidence suspected to be on his phone in the form of text messages, his personal and work mobile phones were seized and forensically analysed.

Upon analysis, a number of sexually explicit images of himself, taken within the workplace, were revealed on his phone.

Thu 30th June 2022, (time not published)

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PC 2356 Amir Gulzar     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary,

The Focolare Centre, 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JG

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

In the summer of 2019, the Officer engaged in unsolicited contact via Instagram with a female, Miss B aged 23, he had met in the course of his duties. Miss B worked at Luton Airport. The Officer paid Miss B a lot of compliments. He knew her full name. This made her feel uncomfortable as she had not told it to him.

The Officer found Miss B on Instagram and began to send her messages. Miss B felt this was inappropriate as they were not friends and there was a significant age difference between them. The Officer’s role made Miss B feel uncomfortable as she did not know what to do and she did not want to create any issues.
Eventually, Miss B reported the matter to her manager Miss C. Miss C had also received messages from the Officer complimenting her on her appearance and she too felt uncomfortable with the Officer and both Miss B and Miss C then took steps to avoid him. Miss B made a complaint to another officer that resulted in the Officer having a one to one with a Police Sergeant on 18 September 2019. In the course of that one to one the Officer was told that:
(i) The complaint had been made.
(ii) The complainant had been advised to ‘block’ you.
(iii) The police need to always maintain a professional relationship with their partner agencies and to ensure that they feel confident that the police are there to keep them safe and secure.

Thereafter Miss B would hide in the office to avoid the Officer.

On 26 October 2019, the Officer sent Miss D’s name from his work mobile phone to his personal mobile phone.

On 7 November 2019, the Officer sent four Snapchat friend requests to individuals called ‘Miss D’. None of these were the Miss D that worked at Luton Airport.

Miss D considers that the Officer would go out of his way to approach her and to stand next to her. He made her feel uncomfortable.

On 14 February 2020, Valentine’s Day, the Officer approached Miss D, who was 19 years old, and asked her if she had any valentine’s day cards. She told the Officer that she had not. The Officer then said that a beautiful girl like Miss D should have received some. This made Miss D feel uncomfortable and creeped out.

In February 2020, Miss D received a series of highly sexualised messages via SnapChat. The person sending the messages said that they were in their forties and too old for Miss D. They also appeared to know when she was going to and from work. Miss D had previously told the Officer when her birthday was and what she was going to do to celebrate it. On her birthday she received SnapChat messages telling her to have a nice evening and that the sender liked it when she wore heels. As a result of the Officer’s behaviour towards her she believed that it may be the Officer sending her these messages.

Fri 1st July 2022, 1:00pm

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DC 5545 Wharmby     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Alleged Breaches

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 27th March 2022, whilst off duty driving his personal vehicle former Detective Constable Wharmby drove whilst over the prescribed limit for alcohol.

On 13.04.2022, he pleaded guilty at court to driving with excess alcohol and was dealt with by way of a 15-month disqualification from driving and a fine.

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached

Fri 1st July 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

Former Officer X     –     Kent Police,

Clift Suite, Kent Police, Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BD

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that former Officer X assaulted his former partner’s new partner, Mr A.

This followed a verbal altercation between former Officer X and Mr A the previous month.

Former Officer X was arrested for assault, and due to inculpatory evidence suspected to be on his phone in the form of text messages, his personal and work mobile phones were seized and forensically analysed.

Upon analysis, a number of sexually explicit images of himself, taken within the workplace, were revealed on his phone.

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