Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 5 Dec 2022 – 18 Dec 2022

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5-Day Summary

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA Open map

PC Sarson     –     Cheshire Constabulary,

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 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 5th December 2022, 10:00am Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich

Unnamed Officer A     –     Suffolk Constabulary,

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) 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)

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP Open map

Pc Richard O’Connell     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Former Officer PC O’Connell is alleged to have formed, or attempted to form, inappropriate personal relationships with vulnerable females he met through the course of his duties. Former PC O’Connell communicated with the females without a policing purpose in pursuit of a personal relationship with them. It is further alleged that former PC O’Connell accessed police systems to view information to one particular female without a policing purpose. Former PC O’Connell resigned from the Greater Manchester Police service and his last working day will be 4 December 2022.

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ Open map

DC Scott Burton     –     Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

In August 2022, DC BURTON provided a written statement accepting responsibility for
committing the offence of Sexual Communication with a Child under the age of 16
contrary to section 15A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. DC BURTON was
subsequently given, at the direction of the Crown Prosecution Service, a Police caution
for this offence.

Tue 6th December 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 6th December 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 6th December 2022, 10:00am Merseyside Police Headquarters, Rose Hill

McCrystal (7980)     –     Merseyside Police,

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.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am (Location unknown)

Hall (3268)     –     North Wales Police,

Between June 2020 and August 2021 former Constable Hall engaged in inappropriate and unwelcome personal contact with a vulnerable female victim of crime in a manner that led her to believe that he was attempting to initiate a personal relationship. On 18th May 2021 former Constable Hall suggested to the same female that she should lie in her witness statement to the police.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP Open map

Pc Richard O’Connell     –     Greater Manchester Police,

Former Officer PC O’Connell is alleged to have formed, or attempted to form, inappropriate personal relationships with vulnerable females he met through the course of his duties. Former PC O’Connell communicated with the females without a policing purpose in pursuit of a personal relationship with them. It is further alleged that former PC O’Connell accessed police systems to view information to one particular female without a policing purpose. Former PC O’Connell resigned from the Greater Manchester Police service and his last working day will be 4 December 2022.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Wed 7th December 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 7th December 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 7th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Wed 7th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Thu 8th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Thu 8th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Fri 9th December 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.

Fri 9th December 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)

Fri 9th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Fri 9th December 2022, 10:00am Ormskirk Police Station, 1 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2BJ Open map

PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Hearings List (14 days)

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.

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)

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am

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Pc Richard O’Connell     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former Officer PC O’Connell is alleged to have formed, or attempted to form, inappropriate personal relationships with vulnerable females he met through the course of his duties. Former PC O’Connell communicated with the females without a policing purpose in pursuit of a personal relationship with them. It is further alleged that former PC O’Connell accessed police systems to view information to one particular female without a policing purpose. Former PC O’Connell resigned from the Greater Manchester Police service and his last working day will be 4 December 2022.

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Mon 5th December 2022, 10:00am

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DC Scott Burton     –     Avon & Somerset Constabulary,

Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ 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.

In August 2022, DC BURTON provided a written statement accepting responsibility for
committing the offence of Sexual Communication with a Child under the age of 16
contrary to section 15A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. DC BURTON was
subsequently given, at the direction of the Crown Prosecution Service, a Police caution
for this offence.

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.

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.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am

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Hall (3268)     –     North Wales 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 June 2020 and August 2021 former Constable Hall engaged in inappropriate and unwelcome personal contact with a vulnerable female victim of crime in a manner that led her to believe that he was attempting to initiate a personal relationship. On 18th May 2021 former Constable Hall suggested to the same female that she should lie in her witness statement to the police.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am

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Pc Richard O’Connell     –     Greater Manchester Police,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Former Officer PC O’Connell is alleged to have formed, or attempted to form, inappropriate personal relationships with vulnerable females he met through the course of his duties. Former PC O’Connell communicated with the females without a policing purpose in pursuit of a personal relationship with them. It is further alleged that former PC O’Connell accessed police systems to view information to one particular female without a policing purpose. Former PC O’Connell resigned from the Greater Manchester Police service and his last working day will be 4 December 2022.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Tue 6th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

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.

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)

Wed 7th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Wed 7th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Thu 8th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Thu 8th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

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.

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)

Fri 9th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC Kelly (1647)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Fri 9th December 2022, 10:00am

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PC McLachlan (5706)     –     Lancashire Constabulary,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan have attended a reported incident and that both have used excessive force, which was not necessary, proportionate or reasonable.

It is further alleged that PC Kelly used behaviour and language towards a member of the public, which was or could be perceived to be abusive, oppressive and offensive.

It is alleged that PC Kelly and PC McLachlan failed to carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability by being aware of Body Worn Video footage and failing to take steps to ensure it was disclosed during criminal proceedings.

It is also alleged that PC McLachlan entered false information regarding a charging decision on an internal document with the CPS.

In light of the stated conduct, it is alleged that PC Kelly breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty and/or Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities. It is alleged that PC McLachlan has breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Use of Force, Honesty and/or Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

Mon 12th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

Mon 12th December 2022, 10:00am

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Officer X (Sussex Police)     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Ln, Lewes BN7 2DZ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

It is alleged that Officer X:

Used unreasonable force against witness A
Knowingly gave a misleading account of the incident or
Failed to properly read and correct their account

Tue 13th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

Tue 13th December 2022, 10:00am

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Officer X (Sussex Police)     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Ln, Lewes BN7 2DZ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

It is alleged that Officer X:

Used unreasonable force against witness A
Knowingly gave a misleading account of the incident or
Failed to properly read and correct their account

Wed 14th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

Wed 14th December 2022, 10:00am

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Officer X (Sussex Police)     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Ln, Lewes BN7 2DZ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

It is alleged that Officer X:

Used unreasonable force against witness A
Knowingly gave a misleading account of the incident or
Failed to properly read and correct their account

Thu 15th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

Thu 15th December 2022, 10:00am

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Officer X (Sussex Police)     –     Sussex Police,

Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Ln, Lewes BN7 2DZ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Use of force
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

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

It is alleged that Officer X:

Used unreasonable force against witness A
Knowingly gave a misleading account of the incident or
Failed to properly read and correct their account

Fri 16th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

Fri 16th December 2022, 9:30am

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SC Lubana Arroyave     –     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

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in private.

It is alleged that, on 31 July 2021, Special Constable Arroyave drove a vehicle other than in accordance with a licence and without insurance, and that she drove the vehicle without due care and attention resulting in a collision.

Sat 17th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

Sun 18th December 2022, 10:00am

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Unnamed Officer and PS Dru Hussey     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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
  • Use of force
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

PS Hussey
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 at Lewisham Police Station the officer:

Authorised, participated in, and had ultimate responsibility for, a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) without adequate reason or justification. It is alleged that the officer did not: verify the grounds for the strip search; ascertain Person A’s identity or communicate with them; ensure Person A was informed of the fact they were to be strip searched or the reasons and method; ensure male officers were not present; make adequate effort to secure cooperation; minimise embarrassment or have proper regard to dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability. It is alleged the officer allowed the strip search in a CCTV cell and did not inform Person A. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’; ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Failed to make an adequate entry on the Custody Record relating to the strip search. Contrary to the standards of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’; and ‘Duties & Responsibilities.
Officer ‘A’
It is alleged that on 9 May 2020 during the detention of Person A the officer:

Used excessive force by striking Person A six times. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Use of Force’.
In a CCTV cell at Lewisham Police Station, participated in a strip search of Person A which did not comply with Code C of PACE. It is alleged that the officer did not: inform Person A that they were to be strip searched or provide reasons; conduct the strip search with proper regard to Person A’s dignity, sensitivity and vulnerability; make adequate effort to secure cooperation, maintain dignity and minimise embarrassment. It is alleged the officer proceeded with the strip search, including using scissors to cut off Person A’s clothing, whilst male officers were present. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Orders & Instructions’.
Subjected Person A to disrespectful, discourteous and degrading treatment throughout her interaction, including during transfer to police custody and at Lewisham Police Station. Contrary to the standard of professional behaviour ‘Authority, Respect & Courtesy’.

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