Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 24 Nov 2022 – 7 Dec 2022

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5-Day Summary

Thu 24th November 2022, 9:30am 10 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT Open map

PC Kasim Rehman     –     British Transport Police,

PC Rehman is to answer allegations in relation to the breaches of the standards as in Orders & Instructions, Duties & Responsibilities, Honesty & Integrity and Discreditable Conduct in that;

On 13 July 2021, officers were called to attend Ryder Brow Railway Station.

They were despatched to assist with a suicidal male as there were obvious and immediate concerns about the males mental health.

It is alleged that during the incident, Pc Rehman turned off a fellow officers body worn video on two occasions. This was in breach of policy.

PC Rehman also failed to carry out his duty and obligations to the best of his ability. He should have ensured that he did not leave the male alone until either he had voluntarily admitted himself to hospital for a mental health assessment or he had taken him under s. 136 powers to have him assessed. He failed to take adequate steps to ensure that the male was safe.

He is further alleged to have made an a written statement that was false, misleading and inaccurate, dishonest and made to protect his position.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am Ministry of Defence Police HQs, Palmer Pavilion, RAF Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2EA Open map

PC Benjamin Wightman     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC Mark Hornsey     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

PC Hornsey later gave an account which stated that he did not recall PC Wightman having changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel or having made an inappropriate remark.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC Robert Davies     –     Gwent Police,

Between 2nd January 2020 and 5 May 2020, you are alleged to have engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional text message conversations with three female members of the public on your police issue mobile phone and by so doing you have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation

 

Honesty and Integrity (Integrity only)

Authority, Respect and Courtesy

Discreditable Conduct

 

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am The Professional Standards Department, Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2PY Open map

PC 89 Michael Henderson and PC 2764 Luke Jagger     –     South Yorkshire Police,

It is alleged that on 12th April 2021, whilst attending a domestic abuse incident in Sheffield, which involved a member of the public who had been stabbed, the officers failed to take any immediate action to secure and preserve evidence and failed to arrest the suspect, who was present.

Following their attendance at the above incident the officers then provided accounts which contained information that was inaccurate and/or misleading.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am Microsoft Teams

PC Shaun Mandale     –     Civil Nuclear Constabulary,

PC Shaun Mandale will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

Discreditable Conduct, in that PC Mandale, behaved in a manner that discredits the police service and / or undermines public confidence in it.
The conduct as alleged, if found proved, would amount to Gross Misconduct.

The allegations are as follows:

PC Mandale attended a plea hearing on 21 October 2022 at Carlisle Crown Court and upon his own confession, was convicted upon indictment of six charges of making and possessing indecent and prohibited images of children and possession of extreme pornographic images
The hearing will take place at 1pm on 24 November, both virtually and in public on Microsoft Teams.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am Federation House, 12 The Green, Carlton Hall, Penrith CA10 2BA Open map

PC Michael Harker     –     Cumbria Constabulary,

On 23rd August 2022, at his home address in Carlisle, PC 2891 Michael Harker was in possession of cannabis, a Class B controlled drug.
It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, breaches the standards referred to above, amounts to Gross Misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am Undisclosed Location

PC Steven Dodds     –     West Yorkshire Police,

It is alleged that on 30th January 2020, whilst off duty, PC Dodds slapped a 6-year-old child on her lower back/left buttock, thereby causing a visible injury.

Fri 25th November 2022, 9:30am 10 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT Open map

PC Kasim Rehman     –     British Transport Police,

PC Rehman is to answer allegations in relation to the breaches of the standards as in Orders & Instructions, Duties & Responsibilities, Honesty & Integrity and Discreditable Conduct in that;

On 13 July 2021, officers were called to attend Ryder Brow Railway Station.

They were despatched to assist with a suicidal male as there were obvious and immediate concerns about the males mental health.

It is alleged that during the incident, Pc Rehman turned off a fellow officers body worn video on two occasions. This was in breach of policy.

PC Rehman also failed to carry out his duty and obligations to the best of his ability. He should have ensured that he did not leave the male alone until either he had voluntarily admitted himself to hospital for a mental health assessment or he had taken him under s. 136 powers to have him assessed. He failed to take adequate steps to ensure that the male was safe.

He is further alleged to have made an a written statement that was false, misleading and inaccurate, dishonest and made to protect his position.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am Ministry of Defence Police HQs, Palmer Pavilion, RAF Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2EA Open map

PC Benjamin Wightman     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC Mark Hornsey     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

PC Hornsey later gave an account which stated that he did not recall PC Wightman having changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel or having made an inappropriate remark.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC Robert Davies     –     Gwent Police,

Between 2nd January 2020 and 5 May 2020, you are alleged to have engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional text message conversations with three female members of the public on your police issue mobile phone and by so doing you have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation

 

Honesty and Integrity (Integrity only)

Authority, Respect and Courtesy

Discreditable Conduct

 

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

PC Lucas Ellis     –     Humberside Police,

On 27 October 2021, following a public order incident on Litchfield Avenue, Scunthorpe, he informed a supervisor, that he had been assaulted resulting in a cut to the side of his left eye which was red and bleeding when he knew this to be incorrect and/or misleading.
On 01 November 2021, he provided evidence in the form of a signed MG11 witness statement and an evidential photograph regarding an injury he alleged was sustained during a public order incident on Litchfield Avenue, Scunthorpe. The witness statement contained information which he knew to be incorrect and/or misleading, in particular he asserted or intimated that the injury to his face was sustained during the said incident he attended.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am Video conference

PC Reece Attfield     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary,

It is alleged that former officer Reece Attfield:

  1. In March and April 2021, in breach of the COVID-19 Regulations and the Business Interest Policy, was involved in a business that was washing and valeting cars that operated from his parents’ address. It was a business interest that should have been declared.
  2. On 13 August 2021, the former officer was suspended from duty. On 16 October 2021, the former officer was working at Oktoberfest in Harpenden. He had neither authority, nor consent, nor a business interest to do so. It was a business interest that should have been declared. He was also in breach of the terms of his suspension.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am Police HQ Bridgend

PC James Bellew     –     South Wales Police,

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

The breaches alleged are in relation to former PC Bellew’s off-duty conduct on 21st May 2022.

Mon 28th November 2022, 9:30am The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Mon 28th November 2022, 10:00am The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

Hearings List (14 days)

Thu 24th November 2022, 9:30am

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PC Kasim Rehman     –     British Transport Police,

10 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Rehman is to answer allegations in relation to the breaches of the standards as in Orders & Instructions, Duties & Responsibilities, Honesty & Integrity and Discreditable Conduct in that;

On 13 July 2021, officers were called to attend Ryder Brow Railway Station.

They were despatched to assist with a suicidal male as there were obvious and immediate concerns about the males mental health.

It is alleged that during the incident, Pc Rehman turned off a fellow officers body worn video on two occasions. This was in breach of policy.

PC Rehman also failed to carry out his duty and obligations to the best of his ability. He should have ensured that he did not leave the male alone until either he had voluntarily admitted himself to hospital for a mental health assessment or he had taken him under s. 136 powers to have him assessed. He failed to take adequate steps to ensure that the male was safe.

He is further alleged to have made an a written statement that was false, misleading and inaccurate, dishonest and made to protect his position.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC Benjamin Wightman     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

Ministry of Defence Police HQs, Palmer Pavilion, RAF Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2EA Open map

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.

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC Mark Hornsey     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

(Location unknown)

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

PC Hornsey later gave an account which stated that he did not recall PC Wightman having changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel or having made an inappropriate remark.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC Robert Davies     –     Gwent Police,

(Location unknown)

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

Between 2nd January 2020 and 5 May 2020, you are alleged to have engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional text message conversations with three female members of the public on your police issue mobile phone and by so doing you have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation

 

Honesty and Integrity (Integrity only)

Authority, Respect and Courtesy

Discreditable Conduct

 

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC 89 Michael Henderson and PC 2764 Luke Jagger     –     South Yorkshire Police,

The Professional Standards Department, Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2PY Open map

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 12th April 2021, whilst attending a domestic abuse incident in Sheffield, which involved a member of the public who had been stabbed, the officers failed to take any immediate action to secure and preserve evidence and failed to arrest the suspect, who was present.

Following their attendance at the above incident the officers then provided accounts which contained information that was inaccurate and/or misleading.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Shaun Mandale     –     Civil Nuclear Constabulary,

Microsoft Teams

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Shaun Mandale will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

Discreditable Conduct, in that PC Mandale, behaved in a manner that discredits the police service and / or undermines public confidence in it.
The conduct as alleged, if found proved, would amount to Gross Misconduct.

The allegations are as follows:

PC Mandale attended a plea hearing on 21 October 2022 at Carlisle Crown Court and upon his own confession, was convicted upon indictment of six charges of making and possessing indecent and prohibited images of children and possession of extreme pornographic images
The hearing will take place at 1pm on 24 November, both virtually and in public on Microsoft Teams.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Michael Harker     –     Cumbria Constabulary,

Federation House, 12 The Green, Carlton Hall, Penrith CA10 2BA Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 23rd August 2022, at his home address in Carlisle, PC 2891 Michael Harker was in possession of cannabis, a Class B controlled drug.
It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, breaches the standards referred to above, amounts to Gross Misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

Thu 24th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC Steven Dodds     –     West Yorkshire Police,

Undisclosed Location

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 30th January 2020, whilst off duty, PC Dodds slapped a 6-year-old child on her lower back/left buttock, thereby causing a visible injury.

Fri 25th November 2022, 9:30am

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PC Kasim Rehman     –     British Transport Police,

10 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Rehman is to answer allegations in relation to the breaches of the standards as in Orders & Instructions, Duties & Responsibilities, Honesty & Integrity and Discreditable Conduct in that;

On 13 July 2021, officers were called to attend Ryder Brow Railway Station.

They were despatched to assist with a suicidal male as there were obvious and immediate concerns about the males mental health.

It is alleged that during the incident, Pc Rehman turned off a fellow officers body worn video on two occasions. This was in breach of policy.

PC Rehman also failed to carry out his duty and obligations to the best of his ability. He should have ensured that he did not leave the male alone until either he had voluntarily admitted himself to hospital for a mental health assessment or he had taken him under s. 136 powers to have him assessed. He failed to take adequate steps to ensure that the male was safe.

He is further alleged to have made an a written statement that was false, misleading and inaccurate, dishonest and made to protect his position.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Benjamin Wightman     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

Ministry of Defence Police HQs, Palmer Pavilion, RAF Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2EA Open map

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.

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Mark Hornsey     –     Ministry of Defence Police,

(Location unknown)

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 28/29 April 2021 PC Wightman and PC Hornsey were on duty, in the television room at a police facility by the Ministry of Defence Police. There were other officers present including a female officer. PC Wightman changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel and made an inappropriate remark.

PC Hornsey later gave an account which stated that he did not recall PC Wightman having changed the channel on the television to a semi-pornographic channel or having made an inappropriate remark.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Robert Davies     –     Gwent Police,

(Location unknown)

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

Between 2nd January 2020 and 5 May 2020, you are alleged to have engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional text message conversations with three female members of the public on your police issue mobile phone and by so doing you have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation

 

Honesty and Integrity (Integrity only)

Authority, Respect and Courtesy

Discreditable Conduct

 

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Lucas Ellis     –     Humberside Police,

Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 27 October 2021, following a public order incident on Litchfield Avenue, Scunthorpe, he informed a supervisor, that he had been assaulted resulting in a cut to the side of his left eye which was red and bleeding when he knew this to be incorrect and/or misleading.
On 01 November 2021, he provided evidence in the form of a signed MG11 witness statement and an evidential photograph regarding an injury he alleged was sustained during a public order incident on Litchfield Avenue, Scunthorpe. The witness statement contained information which he knew to be incorrect and/or misleading, in particular he asserted or intimated that the injury to his face was sustained during the said incident he attended.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Reece Attfield     –     Hertfordshire Constabulary,

Video conference

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that former officer Reece Attfield:

  1. In March and April 2021, in breach of the COVID-19 Regulations and the Business Interest Policy, was involved in a business that was washing and valeting cars that operated from his parents’ address. It was a business interest that should have been declared.
  2. On 13 August 2021, the former officer was suspended from duty. On 16 October 2021, the former officer was working at Oktoberfest in Harpenden. He had neither authority, nor consent, nor a business interest to do so. It was a business interest that should have been declared. He was also in breach of the terms of his suspension.

Fri 25th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC James Bellew     –     South Wales Police,

Police HQ Bridgend

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in private.

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

The breaches alleged are in relation to former PC Bellew’s off-duty conduct on 21st May 2022.

Mon 28th November 2022, 9:30am

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PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Application to Attend

Mon 28th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

Tue 29th November 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

In November 2020, PC A made allegations of a sexual nature, concerning the conduct and behavior of a senior officer.

It is alleged that in making these allegations PC A wilfully stated something which they knew to be false and did not believe to be true.

Application to Attend

Tue 29th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Pentland     –     Northumbria Police,

Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 15th September 2021, PC James Pentland subjected Ms A to unwanted or inappropriate behavior in a nightclub

Tue 29th November 2022, 9:30am

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PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Application to Attend

Tue 29th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am

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DC Ross Benson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 14 August 2020 whilst off duty, TDC Benson has assaulted a 13 year old male, living at the same address, by pushing or causing him to fall backwards against a fence causing an injury to his back.

Application to Attend

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

In November 2020, PC A made allegations of a sexual nature, concerning the conduct and behavior of a senior officer.

It is alleged that in making these allegations PC A wilfully stated something which they knew to be false and did not believe to be true.

Application to Attend

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Pentland     –     Northumbria Police,

Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 15th September 2021, PC James Pentland subjected Ms A to unwanted or inappropriate behavior in a nightclub

Wed 30th November 2022, 9:30am

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PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Application to Attend

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am

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PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

Thu 1st December 2022, 10:00am

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DC Ross Benson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 14 August 2020 whilst off duty, TDC Benson has assaulted a 13 year old male, living at the same address, by pushing or causing him to fall backwards against a fence causing an injury to his back.

Application to Attend

Thu 1st December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

In November 2020, PC A made allegations of a sexual nature, concerning the conduct and behavior of a senior officer.

It is alleged that in making these allegations PC A wilfully stated something which they knew to be false and did not believe to be true.

Application to Attend

Thu 1st December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Pentland     –     Northumbria Police,

Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 15th September 2021, PC James Pentland subjected Ms A to unwanted or inappropriate behavior in a nightclub

Thu 1st December 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

APS James O’Sullivan     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

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.)

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

It is alleged that on 27 July 2020 Former APS O’Sullivan was off duty with colleagues including PC A, a probationary police officer at the Ice Wharf Public House, NW1 (“the Ice Wharf”).

It is alleged that In the course of the evening he made comments about PC A’s breasts. When she asked him to stop staring at them, he replied with words to the effect of “Why do you wear a top like that if you don’t want me to look at them” and “do you think other people aren’t looking at them?”

It is also alleged that he showed PC A a photograph of his penis which he had on his phone and, whilst grabbing his penis over his trousers, asked her if she wanted to see it in real life. When PC A asked about her probationary paperwork, he gestured towards his penis as if to take it out of his trousers.

Application to Attend

Fri 2nd December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

DC Ross Benson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 14 August 2020 whilst off duty, TDC Benson has assaulted a 13 year old male, living at the same address, by pushing or causing him to fall backwards against a fence causing an injury to his back.

Application to Attend

Fri 2nd December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

In November 2020, PC A made allegations of a sexual nature, concerning the conduct and behavior of a senior officer.

It is alleged that in making these allegations PC A wilfully stated something which they knew to be false and did not believe to be true.

Application to Attend

Fri 2nd December 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

APS James O’Sullivan     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

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.)

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

It is alleged that on 27 July 2020 Former APS O’Sullivan was off duty with colleagues including PC A, a probationary police officer at the Ice Wharf Public House, NW1 (“the Ice Wharf”).

It is alleged that In the course of the evening he made comments about PC A’s breasts. When she asked him to stop staring at them, he replied with words to the effect of “Why do you wear a top like that if you don’t want me to look at them” and “do you think other people aren’t looking at them?”

It is also alleged that he showed PC A a photograph of his penis which he had on his phone and, whilst grabbing his penis over his trousers, asked her if she wanted to see it in real life. When PC A asked about her probationary paperwork, he gestured towards his penis as if to take it out of his trousers.

Application to Attend

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Sarson     –     Cheshire Constabulary,

Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA Open map

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 on several occasions whilst off duty on two separate social night outs, namely Thursday 19th August 2021 and Thursday 2nd December 2021, Police Constable Sarson behaved in a disorderly, sexualized, and inappropriate manner towards his female colleagues

Mon 5th December 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Application to Attend

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Unnamed Officer A     –     Suffolk Constabulary,

Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in private.

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

Mon 5th December 2022, (time was not provided)

View on Misconduct 999

PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

Tue 6th December 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Application to Attend

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

Wed 7th December 2022, 9:30am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville,PC Gary Bailey, PC Comfort, PC Foster     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former PC Joel Borders, PC Jonathon Cobban, PC William Neville and PC Gary Bailey are due to answer allegations that they breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Discreditable Conduct
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy
  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity

The allegations concern the officers’ membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is alleged that each of the officers sent messages that were:

  • inappropriate and/or offensive
  • received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that they failed to challenge or report
  • remained members of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages

The officers’ cases will be heard jointly and together with the cases of PC Forster (Civil Nuclear Constabulary) and PC Comfort (Norfolk Constabulary).

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The LQC, Cameron Brown KC, is minded to make a direction restricting the naming in the hearing or the publication of the names of those persons who were the subject of the officers’ WhatsApp messages and Officer X, another officer who was a member of the WhatsApp group.

Application to Attend

Wed 7th December 2022, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Daniel Comfort     –     Norfolk Constabulary,

The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The allegations concern PC Comfort’s membership of a WhatsApp group in 2019. It is
alleged that he:
• sent messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive;
• received messages that were inappropriate and/or offensive that he failed to
challenge or report;
• remained a member of and therefore associated with a WhatsApp group which
they knew was being used to exchange inappropriate and/or offensive messages.
PC Comfort’s case will be heard jointly and together with those of Former PC Borders,
Former PC Cobban, Former PC Neville and PC Bailey (all Metropolitan Police Service) and PC Forster
(Civil Nuclear Constabulary)

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