Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 22 Aug 2022 – 4 Sep 2022

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5-Day Summary

Mon 22nd August 2022, 10:00am 10 Toft Green, York

DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Mon 22nd August 2022, 10:00am Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS

PC 2818 Amelia Shearer     –     Cleveland Police,

The officer is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct – relating to an allegation that on Saturday 11th September 2021, whilst off duty and socializing in York, it is alleged she behaved in a manner resulting in damage being caused to a changing room of a retail store causing financial and operational inconvenience and loss, and Honesty and Integrity – PC Shearer then provided an account of the incident to her supervision that she knew or ought to have known was inaccurate.

Mon 22nd August 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC 16413 Michael Crompton     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Former PC 16413 Michael Crompton will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour; Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020.

The nature of the allegations relate to a number of occasions between July 2019 and December 2020 when it is alleged that the former officer not only failed to perform his duties to an appropriate standard in defiance of a lawful order but also tried to conceal some of the failures by dishonestly claiming to have undertaken certain steps which he knew to be untrue.

Tue 23rd August 2022, 10:00am 10 Toft Green, York

DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Tue 23rd August 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP

PC 16413 Michael Crompton     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Former PC 16413 Michael Crompton will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour; Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020.

The nature of the allegations relate to a number of occasions between July 2019 and December 2020 when it is alleged that the former officer not only failed to perform his duties to an appropriate standard in defiance of a lawful order but also tried to conceal some of the failures by dishonestly claiming to have undertaken certain steps which he knew to be untrue.

Tue 23rd August 2022, (time not published) Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters

PC Aguele     –     Nottinghamshire Police,

t is alleged that PC Aguele breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour when completing and submitting her Police Vetting application form by omitting information regarding a family member.

Wed 24th August 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

Wed 24th August 2022, 10:00am Wiltshire Police Headquarters, Devizes, Wiltshire

PC Ashley Rose     –     Wiltshire Police,

It is alleged that in October 2021 PC Rose:

  • failed to act diligently and appropriately in handling a referral from Avon and Somerset
    Police of a report of harassment in a domestic context;
  • failed, in three respects, to follow the Wiltshire Police Force Policy and Procedure on Domestic Abuse; and
  • inaccurately and dishonestly recorded on a police computer record system the complainant’s contentedness with his inadequate response.

Wed 24th August 2022, 10:00am 10 Toft Green, York

DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Thu 25th August 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

Thu 25th August 2022, 10:00am 10 Toft Green, York

DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Fri 26th August 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

Hearings List (14 days)

Mon 22nd August 2022, 10:00am

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DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

10 Toft Green, York

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.

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Mon 22nd August 2022, 10:00am

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PC 2818 Amelia Shearer     –     Cleveland Police,

Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct – relating to an allegation that on Saturday 11th September 2021, whilst off duty and socializing in York, it is alleged she behaved in a manner resulting in damage being caused to a changing room of a retail store causing financial and operational inconvenience and loss, and Honesty and Integrity – PC Shearer then provided an account of the incident to her supervision that she knew or ought to have known was inaccurate.

Mon 22nd August 2022, 10:00am

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PC 16413 Michael Crompton     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC 16413 Michael Crompton will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour; Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020.

The nature of the allegations relate to a number of occasions between July 2019 and December 2020 when it is alleged that the former officer not only failed to perform his duties to an appropriate standard in defiance of a lawful order but also tried to conceal some of the failures by dishonestly claiming to have undertaken certain steps which he knew to be untrue.

Tue 23rd August 2022, 10:00am

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DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

10 Toft Green, York

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.

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Tue 23rd August 2022, 10:00am

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PC 16413 Michael Crompton     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC 16413 Michael Crompton will answer allegations of gross misconduct in that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour; Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020.

The nature of the allegations relate to a number of occasions between July 2019 and December 2020 when it is alleged that the former officer not only failed to perform his duties to an appropriate standard in defiance of a lawful order but also tried to conceal some of the failures by dishonestly claiming to have undertaken certain steps which he knew to be untrue.

Tue 23rd August 2022, (time not published)

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PC Aguele     –     Nottinghamshire Police,

Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

t is alleged that PC Aguele breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour when completing and submitting her Police Vetting application form by omitting information regarding a family member.

Wed 24th August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

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

It is alleged that between 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

Wed 24th August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Ashley Rose     –     Wiltshire Police,

Wiltshire Police Headquarters, Devizes, Wiltshire

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that in October 2021 PC Rose:

  • failed to act diligently and appropriately in handling a referral from Avon and Somerset
    Police of a report of harassment in a domestic context;
  • failed, in three respects, to follow the Wiltshire Police Force Policy and Procedure on Domestic Abuse; and
  • inaccurately and dishonestly recorded on a police computer record system the complainant’s contentedness with his inadequate response.

Wed 24th August 2022, 10:00am

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DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

10 Toft Green, York

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.

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Thu 25th August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

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

It is alleged that between 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

Thu 25th August 2022, 10:00am

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DI Simon Collins     –     British Transport Police,

10 Toft Green, York

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.

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Fri 26th August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Colin McMeekin     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

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

It is alleged that between 29th May 2019 and 28th September 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to a vulnerable elderly member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on 2 non MPS letters of authority. It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a 4 month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case.
The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing is to last 5 days.

Tue 30th August 2022, (time not published)

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Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Allegation one

Discreditable Conduct: It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs. It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation two

Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation three

Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Wed 31st August 2022, (time not published)

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Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Allegation one

Discreditable Conduct: It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs. It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation two

Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation three

Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Wed 31st August 2022, 10:00am

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PC Neil Giffard     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 5 April 2022, whilst off duty, PC Giffard was observed by officers in plain clothes in a believed exchange with a male on a moped. PC Giffard was detained and searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. He was found to be in possession of three self-sealing bags containing white crystals. He was arrested and the crystals sent for laboratory analysis.

On 7 May 2022 laboratory analysis confirmed that the crystals contained 2.9g of Methylamphetamine Hydrochloride, a Class A controlled drug.

On 7 June 2022, at Croydon Magistrates’ Court, PC Giffard pleaded guilty to the offence of possession of a controlled substance. He was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of £400, £40 to fund victim services and £85 costs. This is a total of £525. The behaviour set out above is alleged to amount to gross misconduct and, if proven, would justify PC Giffard’s dismissal from The Metropolitan Police Service without notice.

Thu 1st September 2022, 10:00am

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PC 21175 Andrew HOPE     –     West Mercia Police,

West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcester

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between 15 and 18 September 2019, PC HOPE:

  • Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication with “Female B,” a woman he met through the course of his duties using his force issue mobile phone, and
  • Attempted to conceal his inappropriate communication with her by moving the contact onto social media, and
  • Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the nature of his contact with “Miss B,” contrary to West Mercia Force policy, and
  • Obtained a witness statement from “Female B,” when he knew, or ought to have known that this was not appropriate considering the manner in which he had previously engaged with her and by doing so could have compromised a live criminal investigation.

It is alleged that between the 21 and 22 February 2021, PC HOPE:

  • Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication with “Female A,” a woman he met through the course of his duties using his force issue mobile phone, and
  • Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the nature of his contact with “Miss A,” contrary to West Mercia Force policy.
  • It is alleged that on or about the 23 December 2019, PC HOPE made inappropriate use of his force issue mobile phone to download and store a sexually explicit image of a female for a non-policing purpose.

Thu 1st September 2022, (time not published)

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Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Allegation one

Discreditable Conduct: It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs. It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation two

Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation three

Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Fri 2nd September 2022, (time not published)

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Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Allegation one

Discreditable Conduct: It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs. It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation two

Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation three

Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Sat 3rd September 2022, (time not published)

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Commander Julian Bennett     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Allegation one

Discreditable Conduct: It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs. It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation two

Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation three

Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

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