Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 28 Nov 2022 – 11 Dec 2022

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5-Day Summary

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)

Tue 29th November 2022, 10:00am International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Tue 29th November 2022, 10:00am Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

PC Pentland     –     Northumbria Police,

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 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.

Tue 29th 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)

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

DC Ross Benson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

PC Pentland     –     Northumbria Police,

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 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.

Wed 30th 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)

Wed 30th November 2022, 10:00am Scotswood House, Thornaby Place, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6SG Open map

T/Insp Lee Morgan     –     Cleveland Police,

T/PI Morgan was a serving Police officer from May 13th 2002 until November 28th 2022. At the time of his resignation (and during the alleged misconduct), the Officer was a Temporary Police Inspector in the Force Control Room.

On December 15th 2021, whilst off duty, T/PI Morgan attended a work social event at Yarm with other members from his team. T/PI Morgan was the most senior ranking officer at the event.

Witness A and Witness B attended the social event.

Witness A

Witness A is a junior Police staff member, employed by Cleveland Police in the Force Control Room. T/PI Morgan had supervisory oversight of her employment.

a) T/PI Morgan assaulted witness A by touching her buttocks,
b) He did so without consent,
c) The touching was sexual.

Witness B

Witness B is a junior Police staff member, employed by Cleveland Police in the Force Control Room. T/PI Morgan had supervisory oversight of her employment.
a) T/PI Morgan assaulted witness B by touching her buttocks,
b) He did so without consent,
c) The touching was sexual.
Following criminal investigation, on October 10th 2022, at Teesside Magistrates Court, T/PI Morgan was convicted of, having pleaded guilty to, two offences of sexual assault by touching, contrary to section 3 of Sexual Offences Act 2003, namely that –

a) On 15 December 2021, at Yarm, you intentionally touched a female aged 16 or over, namely witness A’s bottom, and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and you did not reasonably believe that she was consenting; and/ or
b) On 15 December 2021, at Yarm, you intentionally touched a female aged 16 or over, namely witness B’s bottom, and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and you did not reasonably believe that she was consenting.

It is alleged that T/PI Morgan’s conduct, if proven, breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, namely:
a) Honesty and Integrity. The conduct is a breach of this standard in respect of integrity only
b) Authority, Respect and Courtesy
c) Discreditable Conduct

Thu 1st December 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

DC Ross Benson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Thu 1st December 2022, 10:00am International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Thu 1st December 2022, 10:00am Old Magistrates Building, Estcourt Terrace, Goole, DN14 5AF Open map

PC Pentland     –     Northumbria Police,

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

APS James O’Sullivan     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Fri 2nd December 2022, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

DC Ross Benson     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Fri 2nd December 2022, 10:00am International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

Unnamed Officer (PC A)     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Fri 2nd December 2022, 9:30am International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), 1 Paternoster Lane, EC4M 7BQ Open map

APS James O’Sullivan     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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.

Hearings List (14 days)

Mon 28th November 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 28th 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)

Tue 29th 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 30th 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

View on Misconduct 999

T/Insp Lee Morgan     –     Cleveland Police,

Scotswood House, Thornaby Place, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6SG Open map

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.

T/PI Morgan was a serving Police officer from May 13th 2002 until November 28th 2022. At the time of his resignation (and during the alleged misconduct), the Officer was a Temporary Police Inspector in the Force Control Room.

On December 15th 2021, whilst off duty, T/PI Morgan attended a work social event at Yarm with other members from his team. T/PI Morgan was the most senior ranking officer at the event.

Witness A and Witness B attended the social event.

Witness A

Witness A is a junior Police staff member, employed by Cleveland Police in the Force Control Room. T/PI Morgan had supervisory oversight of her employment.

a) T/PI Morgan assaulted witness A by touching her buttocks,
b) He did so without consent,
c) The touching was sexual.

Witness B

Witness B is a junior Police staff member, employed by Cleveland Police in the Force Control Room. T/PI Morgan had supervisory oversight of her employment.
a) T/PI Morgan assaulted witness B by touching her buttocks,
b) He did so without consent,
c) The touching was sexual.
Following criminal investigation, on October 10th 2022, at Teesside Magistrates Court, T/PI Morgan was convicted of, having pleaded guilty to, two offences of sexual assault by touching, contrary to section 3 of Sexual Offences Act 2003, namely that –

a) On 15 December 2021, at Yarm, you intentionally touched a female aged 16 or over, namely witness A’s bottom, and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and you did not reasonably believe that she was consenting; and/ or
b) On 15 December 2021, at Yarm, you intentionally touched a female aged 16 or over, namely witness B’s bottom, and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and you did not reasonably believe that she was consenting.

It is alleged that T/PI Morgan’s conduct, if proven, breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, namely:
a) Honesty and Integrity. The conduct is a breach of this standard in respect of integrity only
b) Authority, Respect and Courtesy
c) Discreditable Conduct

Thu 1st 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

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

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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

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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

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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 5th December 2022, 10:00am

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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)

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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 6th December 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 6th December 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 6th December 2022, 10:00am

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McCrystal (7980)     –     Merseyside Police,

Merseyside Police Headquarters, Rose Hill

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Constable 7980 McCrystal will appear before the Hearing for breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour, namely,

Honest & Integrity:  In that, they acted dishonestly and without integrity by deliberately injuring themselves to submit photographic evidence to support a prosecution.

Duties & Responsibility:  In that, by fabricating the photographic evidence as set out above, they have not acted diligently in the execution of your duties.

Discreditable Conduct:  In that by injuring themselves deliberately and then photographing the injury and submitting is as evidence in a criminal matter they have brought the Police Service into disrepute.

Wed 7th December 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 7th December 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)

Fri 9th December 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

Fri 9th December 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)

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