Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 27 Jul 2022 – 9 Aug 2022

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5-Day Summary

Wed 27th July 2022, 9:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Brandish and Former PC Jones     –     Thames Valley Police,

The hearing is in connection with an incident on 7 October 2020 when PC Brandish and PC Jones were on duty together.

When they were returning to the police station, they stopped at Redbridge Park and Ride, where PC Brandish’s car was parked, to move it closer to the station due to the bad weather.

However, as they were leaving the car park PC Brandish’s car and the marked police car, driven by PC Jones, were involved in a collision, causing damage to the police car.

Once back at the police station it is alleged that PC Jones told their Sergeant that he had been involved in a collision with a deer in order to explain the damage to the police car.

Wed 27th July 2022, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PS James Watson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that on the 21 September 2018 whilst on plain clothes duty alone, PS Watson became engaged in a foot pursuit that resulted in him calling for assistance. PS Watson was wearing his body worn video which recorded the pursuit. PS Watson completed a statement in relation to the incident and made no mention of any body worn video, in a conversation with another police sergeant, PS Watson said there was no body worn video of the incident and in a conversation with a police constable asked ‘How do I get rid of body worn video’.

It is further alleged on the 28 June 2021, PS Watson contacted another police constable and asked them to provide false evidence in misconduct proceedings relating to the incident that had taken place on the 21 September 2018.

It is alleged that in acting in this way PS James Watson breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct.

Wed 27th July 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC Craig Butterworth     –     Greater Manchester Police,

PC 19046 Craig Butterworth will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Use of force contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Wed 27th July 2022, 10:00am Northamptonshire Police

PS Dale Iniff     –     Northamptonshire Police,

He failed to act with honesty or integrity on or around November 6, 2020 when he knew or believed that a person had made allegations of criminal conduct by him, by concealing his phone communications from the investigation team by obtaining an alternative phone and producing it when asked to provide his phone.

On or around November 13, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity in respect of his handset when he deleted content from that phone handset before surrendering it to a Detective Constable.

On or around December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by hiding the handset in a wall void behind a book case when he knew that police officers were searching for the phone after he had refused to hand it to them upon being arrested.

Between November 6, 2020 and December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by instigating and/or maintaining contact with a person in breach of his police bail conditions directly and/or through a third party, as well as meeting with them at his residence.

On or around August 24, 2021 he failed to treat a Detective Sergeant with respect or courtesy, and unfairly discriminated against them as a result of his perception of their sexual orientation.

Thu 28th July 2022, 9:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Brandish and Former PC Jones     –     Thames Valley Police,

The hearing is in connection with an incident on 7 October 2020 when PC Brandish and PC Jones were on duty together.

When they were returning to the police station, they stopped at Redbridge Park and Ride, where PC Brandish’s car was parked, to move it closer to the station due to the bad weather.

However, as they were leaving the car park PC Brandish’s car and the marked police car, driven by PC Jones, were involved in a collision, causing damage to the police car.

Once back at the police station it is alleged that PC Jones told their Sergeant that he had been involved in a collision with a deer in order to explain the damage to the police car.

Thu 28th July 2022, 10:00am Northamptonshire Police

PS Dale Iniff     –     Northamptonshire Police,

He failed to act with honesty or integrity on or around November 6, 2020 when he knew or believed that a person had made allegations of criminal conduct by him, by concealing his phone communications from the investigation team by obtaining an alternative phone and producing it when asked to provide his phone.

On or around November 13, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity in respect of his handset when he deleted content from that phone handset before surrendering it to a Detective Constable.

On or around December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by hiding the handset in a wall void behind a book case when he knew that police officers were searching for the phone after he had refused to hand it to them upon being arrested.

Between November 6, 2020 and December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by instigating and/or maintaining contact with a person in breach of his police bail conditions directly and/or through a third party, as well as meeting with them at his residence.

On or around August 24, 2021 he failed to treat a Detective Sergeant with respect or courtesy, and unfairly discriminated against them as a result of his perception of their sexual orientation.

Fri 29th July 2022, 9:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

PC Brandish and Former PC Jones     –     Thames Valley Police,

The hearing is in connection with an incident on 7 October 2020 when PC Brandish and PC Jones were on duty together.

When they were returning to the police station, they stopped at Redbridge Park and Ride, where PC Brandish’s car was parked, to move it closer to the station due to the bad weather.

However, as they were leaving the car park PC Brandish’s car and the marked police car, driven by PC Jones, were involved in a collision, causing damage to the police car.

Once back at the police station it is alleged that PC Jones told their Sergeant that he had been involved in a collision with a deer in order to explain the damage to the police car.

Hearings List (14 days)

Wed 27th July 2022, 9:00am

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PC Brandish and Former PC Jones     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing is in connection with an incident on 7 October 2020 when PC Brandish and PC Jones were on duty together.

When they were returning to the police station, they stopped at Redbridge Park and Ride, where PC Brandish’s car was parked, to move it closer to the station due to the bad weather.

However, as they were leaving the car park PC Brandish’s car and the marked police car, driven by PC Jones, were involved in a collision, causing damage to the police car.

Once back at the police station it is alleged that PC Jones told their Sergeant that he had been involved in a collision with a deer in order to explain the damage to the police car.

Wed 27th July 2022, 9:30am

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PS James Watson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on the 21 September 2018 whilst on plain clothes duty alone, PS Watson became engaged in a foot pursuit that resulted in him calling for assistance. PS Watson was wearing his body worn video which recorded the pursuit. PS Watson completed a statement in relation to the incident and made no mention of any body worn video, in a conversation with another police sergeant, PS Watson said there was no body worn video of the incident and in a conversation with a police constable asked ‘How do I get rid of body worn video’.

It is further alleged on the 28 June 2021, PS Watson contacted another police constable and asked them to provide false evidence in misconduct proceedings relating to the incident that had taken place on the 21 September 2018.

It is alleged that in acting in this way PS James Watson breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct.

Wed 27th July 2022, 10:00am

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PC Craig Butterworth     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC 19046 Craig Butterworth will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Use of force contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

Wed 27th July 2022, 10:00am

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PS Dale Iniff     –     Northamptonshire Police,

Northamptonshire Police

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

He failed to act with honesty or integrity on or around November 6, 2020 when he knew or believed that a person had made allegations of criminal conduct by him, by concealing his phone communications from the investigation team by obtaining an alternative phone and producing it when asked to provide his phone.

On or around November 13, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity in respect of his handset when he deleted content from that phone handset before surrendering it to a Detective Constable.

On or around December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by hiding the handset in a wall void behind a book case when he knew that police officers were searching for the phone after he had refused to hand it to them upon being arrested.

Between November 6, 2020 and December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by instigating and/or maintaining contact with a person in breach of his police bail conditions directly and/or through a third party, as well as meeting with them at his residence.

On or around August 24, 2021 he failed to treat a Detective Sergeant with respect or courtesy, and unfairly discriminated against them as a result of his perception of their sexual orientation.

Thu 28th July 2022, 9:00am

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PC Brandish and Former PC Jones     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing is in connection with an incident on 7 October 2020 when PC Brandish and PC Jones were on duty together.

When they were returning to the police station, they stopped at Redbridge Park and Ride, where PC Brandish’s car was parked, to move it closer to the station due to the bad weather.

However, as they were leaving the car park PC Brandish’s car and the marked police car, driven by PC Jones, were involved in a collision, causing damage to the police car.

Once back at the police station it is alleged that PC Jones told their Sergeant that he had been involved in a collision with a deer in order to explain the damage to the police car.

Thu 28th July 2022, 10:00am

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PS Dale Iniff     –     Northamptonshire Police,

Northamptonshire Police

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

He failed to act with honesty or integrity on or around November 6, 2020 when he knew or believed that a person had made allegations of criminal conduct by him, by concealing his phone communications from the investigation team by obtaining an alternative phone and producing it when asked to provide his phone.

On or around November 13, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity in respect of his handset when he deleted content from that phone handset before surrendering it to a Detective Constable.

On or around December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by hiding the handset in a wall void behind a book case when he knew that police officers were searching for the phone after he had refused to hand it to them upon being arrested.

Between November 6, 2020 and December 2, 2020 he failed to act with honesty or integrity by instigating and/or maintaining contact with a person in breach of his police bail conditions directly and/or through a third party, as well as meeting with them at his residence.

On or around August 24, 2021 he failed to treat a Detective Sergeant with respect or courtesy, and unfairly discriminated against them as a result of his perception of their sexual orientation.

Fri 29th July 2022, 9:00am

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PC Brandish and Former PC Jones     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing is in connection with an incident on 7 October 2020 when PC Brandish and PC Jones were on duty together.

When they were returning to the police station, they stopped at Redbridge Park and Ride, where PC Brandish’s car was parked, to move it closer to the station due to the bad weather.

However, as they were leaving the car park PC Brandish’s car and the marked police car, driven by PC Jones, were involved in a collision, causing damage to the police car.

Once back at the police station it is alleged that PC Jones told their Sergeant that he had been involved in a collision with a deer in order to explain the damage to the police car.

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am

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Sergeant 6378 Baker     –     Merseyside Police,

Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

Sgt Baker will face allegations that on the 27th of August 2021, he referred to a colleague’s ethnicity in an inappropriate way. He failed to respect his colleague or treat him with courtesy, subsequently bringing the police service into disrepute.

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am

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PC G     –     Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on numerous occasions between 3 December 2020 and 19 June 2021, former
PC G accessed the police computer system NICHE for non-policing purposes to search for records
relating to people known to former PC G and their addresses, and disclosed for non-policing
purposes confidential information obtained from NICHE, and for non-policing purposes
dishonestly gave false information and indicated it had come from a police source, causing
distress.

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am

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PS X     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that he made sexual advances to a complainant of sexual assault.

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am

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Former PC Shantell Woodward     –     Thames Valley Police,

Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The hearing is in connection with an incident during the afternoon of 21 May 2022 when former PC Woodward was off duty at a social function.

She had consumed alcohol at this function, but shortly after 8.16pm on that evening, former PC Woodward drove her vehicle along Peachcroft Road, Abingdon, where she collided with a wall.

The former PC provided a positive specimen of breath and was arrested.

She then provided two evidential samples, with the lowest reading being 83 µg per 100 ml of breath. The legal alcohol limit to drive a vehicle is 35 µg per 100 ml of breath.

Former PC Woodward was subsequently charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit and pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 20 June 2022.

She was banned from driving for 18 months, reduced to 12 months on successful completion of a rehabilitation course, and fined £600.

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am

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SC Leigh Beams     –     Surrey Police,

Surrey Police Headquarters, Mount Browne, Sandy Lane, Guildford, GU3 1HG

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that SC Leigh Beams was aware that a crime, namely criminal damage to a car, had been committed on 13/04/2021 and took no action to report it.

Tue 2nd August 2022, (time not published)

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PS 4019 Gavin Harris     –     South Wales Police,

The Waterton Centre, Bridgend

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The breaches alleged are in relation to PS Harris claiming overtime payments for which it is contended that he knew he was not entitled to.

Tue 2nd August 2022, 10:00am

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Sergeant 6378 Baker     –     Merseyside Police,

Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

Sgt Baker will face allegations that on the 27th of August 2021, he referred to a colleague’s ethnicity in an inappropriate way. He failed to respect his colleague or treat him with courtesy, subsequently bringing the police service into disrepute.

Tue 2nd August 2022, 10:00am

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PS X     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that he made sexual advances to a complainant of sexual assault.

Tue 2nd August 2022, 1:30pm

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PC 15355 Julian Maynard     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

No further information has been provided by the force about the alleged Standards of professional behavior which were breached.

Tue 2nd August 2022, 1:00pm

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PC 5345 Sam Rigby     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Rigby is alleged to have selected items from a Sainsbury store at Piccadilly Station in Manchester, placed the items in his coat pocket and then left the store having made no attempt to pay for any of the items.

Tue 2nd August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Elton Borg     –     Essex Police,

Essex Police Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC BORG refused to provide a sample for analysis.By behaving in a manner that discredits the Police Service and undermines public confidence. Made out when PC Borg refused to carry out the ‘with cause’ drugs test, which is equal to a positive test and therefore suggestive of a drug being detected had the test been taken.

by behaving in a manner that discredits the Police Service and undermines public confidence. Made out when PC Borg refused to carry out the ‘with cause’ drugs test, which is equal to a positive test and therefore suggestive of a drug being detected had the test been taken.

Wed 3rd August 2022, 10:00am

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PS X     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that he made sexual advances to a complainant of sexual assault.

Wed 3rd August 2022, (time not published)

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PC Colin Gay     –     Staffordshire Police,

Police Headquarters, Block 7, Conference Room 7

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached (No further information has been provided by the force about the alleged Standards of professional behavior which were breached.)

The hearing is to be held in public.

Between 08:30 and 09:00 an incident took place on the small driveway off
A521 UTTOXETER ROAD for the Library that leads up to BLYTHE BRIDGE
HIGH SCHOOL. The incident was witnessed by 2 staff members and at least
2 parents. The incident involved an off duty police officer, PC 4738 Colin GAY
and a student of the high school aged 15 years. The student had been
crossing the drive and walked in front of the vehicle belonging to PC Gay
which had come to a stop. PC GAY sounded the horn of the vehicle and a
verbal altercation has taken place between both parties. PC GAY has exited
the vehicle and approached the student. A further altercation has taken place
and PC GAY took hold of the student by the jacket around the breast and
moved him back several paces before putting him over a small low wall,
leaving him lying almost horizontal. At this point two teachers of the High
School Teacher A & Teacher B have approached and separated both parties.
Teacher B has removed the student taking him into the school and Teacher A
has spoken with GAY.

The independent witnesses describe PC GAY as the aggressor. On interview
PC GAY justifies his actions as lawful and proportionate. He was charged with
Common Assault.

Wed 3rd August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Darrian Fearn     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached (No further information has been provided by the force about the alleged Standards of professional behavior which were breached.)

The hearing is to be held in public.

No further information has been provided by the force about the alleged Standards of professional behavior which were breached.

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