Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 9 Jun 2022 – 22 Jun 2022

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5-Day Summary

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am Clift Suite, Kent Police Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent

Officer A and B     –     Kent Police,

During the period when Officer B was released under investigation, it is alleged that there was ongoing contact between Officer A and Officer B, despite both officers having been told not to contact each other. Supervising officers were, it is alleged, dishonestly misled about the communications that had taken place between Officer A and Officer B.

It is also alleged that Officer A accessed the custody record of Officer B for a non-policing purpose, took a photograph of the custody record and showed this to another officer.

Officer A is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and integrity
confidentiality
discreditable conduct
challenging and reporting improper conduct
Officer B is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and Integrity
orders and instructions
discreditable conduct

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC Paul Jackson and PC Paul Locket     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Constable 13400 Jackson will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force and Discreditable Behaviour in relation to the detention of a number of members of the public and the use of his police dog between 10 May 2015 and 17 September 2016 contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 namely:

Constable 17573 Lockett will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct and Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct as it is alleged that on 14th April 2016 he stood by and failed to challenge PC Jackson’s mistreatment a detainee contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am Police Headquarter Endereby

PC Toby Beasley     –     Leicestershire Police,

An officer is to appear before a gross misconduct hearing in June this year.

It is alleged that on 6 June 2021, PC Toby Beasley, breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely use of force; duties and responsibilities; and discreditable conduct, in his conduct when detaining a man in the course of his duty.

The particulars are that the use of the baton strikes was unwarranted and/or disproportionate to the threat posed, that the number and/or force of the baton strikes was excessive and the way in which the baton strikes were delivered was not measured, controlled or targeted, either adequately and/or at all.

Thu 9th 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.

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am HQ Enderby

PC Toby Beasley     –     Leicestershire Police,

It is alleged that on 6 June 2021, PC Toby Beasley, breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely use of force; duties and responsibilities; and discreditable conduct, in his conduct when detaining a man in the course of his duty.

The particulars are that the use of the baton strikes was unwarranted and/or disproportionate to the threat posed, that the number and/or force of the baton strikes was excessive and the way in which the baton strikes were delivered was not measured, controlled or targeted, either adequately and/or at all.

Fri 10th June 2022, 10:00am Clift Suite, Kent Police Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent

Officer A and B     –     Kent Police,

During the period when Officer B was released under investigation, it is alleged that there was ongoing contact between Officer A and Officer B, despite both officers having been told not to contact each other. Supervising officers were, it is alleged, dishonestly misled about the communications that had taken place between Officer A and Officer B.

It is also alleged that Officer A accessed the custody record of Officer B for a non-policing purpose, took a photograph of the custody record and showed this to another officer.

Officer A is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and integrity
confidentiality
discreditable conduct
challenging and reporting improper conduct
Officer B is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and Integrity
orders and instructions
discreditable conduct

Fri 10th June 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC Paul Jackson and PC Paul Locket     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Constable 13400 Jackson will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force and Discreditable Behaviour in relation to the detention of a number of members of the public and the use of his police dog between 10 May 2015 and 17 September 2016 contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 namely:

Constable 17573 Lockett will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct and Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct as it is alleged that on 14th April 2016 he stood by and failed to challenge PC Jackson’s mistreatment a detainee contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Fri 10th 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.

Mon 13th 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.

Mon 13th 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.

Mon 13th June 2022, (time not published) (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.

Hearings List (14 days)

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Officer A and B     –     Kent Police,

Clift Suite, Kent Police Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

During the period when Officer B was released under investigation, it is alleged that there was ongoing contact between Officer A and Officer B, despite both officers having been told not to contact each other. Supervising officers were, it is alleged, dishonestly misled about the communications that had taken place between Officer A and Officer B.

It is also alleged that Officer A accessed the custody record of Officer B for a non-policing purpose, took a photograph of the custody record and showed this to another officer.

Officer A is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and integrity
confidentiality
discreditable conduct
challenging and reporting improper conduct
Officer B is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and Integrity
orders and instructions
discreditable conduct

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Paul Jackson and PC Paul Locket     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Constable 13400 Jackson will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force and Discreditable Behaviour in relation to the detention of a number of members of the public and the use of his police dog between 10 May 2015 and 17 September 2016 contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 namely:

Constable 17573 Lockett will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct and Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct as it is alleged that on 14th April 2016 he stood by and failed to challenge PC Jackson’s mistreatment a detainee contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Toby Beasley     –     Leicestershire Police,

Police Headquarter Endereby

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

An officer is to appear before a gross misconduct hearing in June this year.

It is alleged that on 6 June 2021, PC Toby Beasley, breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely use of force; duties and responsibilities; and discreditable conduct, in his conduct when detaining a man in the course of his duty.

The particulars are that the use of the baton strikes was unwarranted and/or disproportionate to the threat posed, that the number and/or force of the baton strikes was excessive and the way in which the baton strikes were delivered was not measured, controlled or targeted, either adequately and/or at all.

Thu 9th 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.

Thu 9th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Toby Beasley     –     Leicestershire Police,

HQ Enderby

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 6 June 2021, PC Toby Beasley, breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely use of force; duties and responsibilities; and discreditable conduct, in his conduct when detaining a man in the course of his duty.

The particulars are that the use of the baton strikes was unwarranted and/or disproportionate to the threat posed, that the number and/or force of the baton strikes was excessive and the way in which the baton strikes were delivered was not measured, controlled or targeted, either adequately and/or at all.

Fri 10th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Officer A and B     –     Kent Police,

Clift Suite, Kent Police Force Headquarters, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent

Alleged Breaches

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

During the period when Officer B was released under investigation, it is alleged that there was ongoing contact between Officer A and Officer B, despite both officers having been told not to contact each other. Supervising officers were, it is alleged, dishonestly misled about the communications that had taken place between Officer A and Officer B.

It is also alleged that Officer A accessed the custody record of Officer B for a non-policing purpose, took a photograph of the custody record and showed this to another officer.

Officer A is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and integrity
confidentiality
discreditable conduct
challenging and reporting improper conduct
Officer B is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and in particular the standards relating to:

honesty and Integrity
orders and instructions
discreditable conduct

Fri 10th June 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Paul Jackson and PC Paul Locket     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Constable 13400 Jackson will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force and Discreditable Behaviour in relation to the detention of a number of members of the public and the use of his police dog between 10 May 2015 and 17 September 2016 contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 namely:

Constable 17573 Lockett will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct and Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct as it is alleged that on 14th April 2016 he stood by and failed to challenge PC Jackson’s mistreatment a detainee contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Fri 10th 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.

Mon 13th 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.

Mon 13th 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.

Mon 13th June 2022, (time not published)

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, 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

PC Paul Jackson and PC Paul Locket     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

Alleged Breaches

  • Use of force
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Constable 13400 Jackson will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour of Use of Force and Discreditable Behaviour in relation to the detention of a number of members of the public and the use of his police dog between 10 May 2015 and 17 September 2016 contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 namely:

Constable 17573 Lockett will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct and Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct as it is alleged that on 14th April 2016 he stood by and failed to challenge PC Jackson’s mistreatment a detainee contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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