Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 1 Aug 2022 – 14 Aug 2022

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5-Day Summary

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am Merseyside Police Headquarters, Cazneau Street, Liverpool, L3 3AN

Sergeant 6378 Baker     –     Merseyside Police,

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 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Headquarters

PC G     –     Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

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 Sussex Police Headquarters

PS X     –     Sussex Police,

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

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am Thames Valley Police’s Headquarters Kidlington

Former PC Shantell Woodward     –     Thames Valley Police,

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

SC Leigh Beams     –     Surrey Police,

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) The Waterton Centre, Bridgend

PS 4019 Gavin Harris     –     South Wales Police,

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

Sergeant 6378 Baker     –     Merseyside Police,

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 Sussex Police Headquarters

PS X     –     Sussex Police,

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

Tue 2nd August 2022, 1:30pm Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC 15355 Julian Maynard     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

PC 5345 Sam Rigby     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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 Essex Police Headquarters

PC Elton Borg     –     Essex Police,

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 Sussex Police Headquarters

PS X     –     Sussex Police,

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

Wed 3rd August 2022, (time not published) Police Headquarters, Block 7, Conference Room 7

PC Colin Gay     –     Staffordshire Police,

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 Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS

PC Darrian Fearn     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

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

Hearings List (14 days)

Mon 1st August 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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)

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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)

View on Misconduct 999

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

View on Misconduct 999

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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