Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 12 Jan 2023 – 14 Jan 2023

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3-Day Summary

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

PC James Brown     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that on 5 February 2022, PC Brown inappropriately sent messages via WhatsApp to a member of the public who had reported a crime.

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ Open map

Sgt Albutt 5708     –     West Midlands Police,

It is alleged that, between September 2018 and May 2020, PS Albutt sent inappropriate communications and inappropriately initiated physical contact towards a junior female colleagues.

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am The Waterton Technology Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3WT Open map

Sgt David Meller(SWP23)     –     South Wales Police,

On Friday 26th November 2021 PS Meller was on duty as a Custody Sergeant at Swansea Central Police Station Custody Suite. He received a juvenile female detainee into custody. The detainee was conveyed to the police station by 2 female police officers. The detainee was a vulnerable person. PS Meller spoke to the detainee in inappropriate language which was aggressive and insulting. PS Meller also spoke to the arresting officers in an excessively familiar and inappropriate way when they were in the custody suite. After the 2 arresting officers left the custody suite PS Meller spoke in inappropriate terms about them to PS Yeomans and another person. PS Meller witnessed his fellow Custody Sergeant, PS Yeomans, use inappropriate and unprofessional language in the Custody Suite during the same incident but failed to challenge or report him for his behavior.

Thu 12th January 2023, 1:00pm PSB Offices, Unit A, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP Open map

SC Andrew Parkinson (GMP23)     –     Greater Manchester Police,

No further information has been provided by the force into the alleged Standards of professional behavior which the officer is accused of breaching breached.

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am PSD offices, 4th Floor FHeadquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN Open map

Sgt Connor Phillips (BTP23)     –     British Transport Police,

It is alleged that, from around October 2020 the former officer created “false” or “anonymous” social media accounts. The former officer used these social media accounts to send inappropriate, upsetting and derogatory messages to Officer A and friends of Officer A. Between August 2020 and November 2020, he also made inappropriate comments about Officer A to other officers.

On or about 15 May 21 he made a false allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A to the Intelligence Unit of the Professional Standards Department of BTP (“PSDIU”).

On or about 5th July 2021, without Officer A’s permission, the former officer removed Officer A’s body worn video from the police post for a week and then replaced it.

On or about 14 June 2021 he impersonated or pretended to be one Kayleigh Elliot for the purpose of lodging a false complaint via PSDIU against Officer B.

On 7 July 2021 he filed an anonymous (false) allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A with PSDIU.

On 29 July 2021 he filed another anonymous (false) allegation against Officer A with PSDIU relating to Officer A allegedly mocking a male officer who dressed and identified as a woman (whilst off duty).

In August 2021 he caused Officer A and her friend to receive unwanted correspondence from checkatrade.com.

Fri 13th January 2023, 10:00am The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

PC James Brown     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that on 5 February 2022, PC Brown inappropriately sent messages via WhatsApp to a member of the public who had reported a crime.

Fri 13th January 2023, (time was not provided) PSD offices, 4th Floor FHeadquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN Open map

Sgt Connor Phillips (BTP23)     –     British Transport Police,

It is alleged that, from around October 2020 the former officer created “false” or “anonymous” social media accounts. The former officer used these social media accounts to send inappropriate, upsetting and derogatory messages to Officer A and friends of Officer A. Between August 2020 and November 2020, he also made inappropriate comments about Officer A to other officers.

On or about 15 May 21 he made a false allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A to the Intelligence Unit of the Professional Standards Department of BTP (“PSDIU”).

On or about 5th July 2021, without Officer A’s permission, the former officer removed Officer A’s body worn video from the police post for a week and then replaced it.

On or about 14 June 2021 he impersonated or pretended to be one Kayleigh Elliot for the purpose of lodging a false complaint via PSDIU against Officer B.

On 7 July 2021 he filed an anonymous (false) allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A with PSDIU.

On 29 July 2021 he filed another anonymous (false) allegation against Officer A with PSDIU relating to Officer A allegedly mocking a male officer who dressed and identified as a woman (whilst off duty).

In August 2021 he caused Officer A and her friend to receive unwanted correspondence from checkatrade.com.

Sat 14th January 2023, 10:00am PSD offices, 4th Floor FHeadquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN Open map

Sgt Connor Phillips (BTP23)     –     British Transport Police,

It is alleged that, from around October 2020 the former officer created “false” or “anonymous” social media accounts. The former officer used these social media accounts to send inappropriate, upsetting and derogatory messages to Officer A and friends of Officer A. Between August 2020 and November 2020, he also made inappropriate comments about Officer A to other officers.

On or about 15 May 21 he made a false allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A to the Intelligence Unit of the Professional Standards Department of BTP (“PSDIU”).

On or about 5th July 2021, without Officer A’s permission, the former officer removed Officer A’s body worn video from the police post for a week and then replaced it.

On or about 14 June 2021 he impersonated or pretended to be one Kayleigh Elliot for the purpose of lodging a false complaint via PSDIU against Officer B.

On 7 July 2021 he filed an anonymous (false) allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A with PSDIU.

On 29 July 2021 he filed another anonymous (false) allegation against Officer A with PSDIU relating to Officer A allegedly mocking a male officer who dressed and identified as a woman (whilst off duty).

In August 2021 he caused Officer A and her friend to receive unwanted correspondence from checkatrade.com.

Hearings List (3 days)

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am

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PC James Brown     –     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
  • Confidentiality

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 5 February 2022, PC Brown inappropriately sent messages via WhatsApp to a member of the public who had reported a crime.

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am

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Sgt Albutt 5708     –     West Midlands Police,

West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Equality and diversity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that, between September 2018 and May 2020, PS Albutt sent inappropriate communications and inappropriately initiated physical contact towards a junior female colleagues.

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am

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Sgt David Meller(SWP23)     –     South Wales Police,

The Waterton Technology Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3WT Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

On Friday 26th November 2021 PS Meller was on duty as a Custody Sergeant at Swansea Central Police Station Custody Suite. He received a juvenile female detainee into custody. The detainee was conveyed to the police station by 2 female police officers. The detainee was a vulnerable person. PS Meller spoke to the detainee in inappropriate language which was aggressive and insulting. PS Meller also spoke to the arresting officers in an excessively familiar and inappropriate way when they were in the custody suite. After the 2 arresting officers left the custody suite PS Meller spoke in inappropriate terms about them to PS Yeomans and another person. PS Meller witnessed his fellow Custody Sergeant, PS Yeomans, use inappropriate and unprofessional language in the Custody Suite during the same incident but failed to challenge or report him for his behavior.

Thu 12th January 2023, 1:00pm

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SC Andrew Parkinson (GMP23)     –     Greater Manchester Police,

PSB Offices, Unit A, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Confidentiality

The hearing is to be held in public.

No further information has been provided by the force into the alleged Standards of professional behavior which the officer is accused of breaching breached.

Thu 12th January 2023, 10:00am

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Sgt Connor Phillips (BTP23)     –     British Transport Police,

PSD offices, 4th Floor FHeadquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN 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.

It is alleged that, from around October 2020 the former officer created “false” or “anonymous” social media accounts. The former officer used these social media accounts to send inappropriate, upsetting and derogatory messages to Officer A and friends of Officer A. Between August 2020 and November 2020, he also made inappropriate comments about Officer A to other officers.

On or about 15 May 21 he made a false allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A to the Intelligence Unit of the Professional Standards Department of BTP (“PSDIU”).

On or about 5th July 2021, without Officer A’s permission, the former officer removed Officer A’s body worn video from the police post for a week and then replaced it.

On or about 14 June 2021 he impersonated or pretended to be one Kayleigh Elliot for the purpose of lodging a false complaint via PSDIU against Officer B.

On 7 July 2021 he filed an anonymous (false) allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A with PSDIU.

On 29 July 2021 he filed another anonymous (false) allegation against Officer A with PSDIU relating to Officer A allegedly mocking a male officer who dressed and identified as a woman (whilst off duty).

In August 2021 he caused Officer A and her friend to receive unwanted correspondence from checkatrade.com.

Fri 13th January 2023, 10:00am

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PC James Brown     –     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
  • Confidentiality

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that on 5 February 2022, PC Brown inappropriately sent messages via WhatsApp to a member of the public who had reported a crime.

Fri 13th January 2023, (time was not provided)

View on Misconduct 999

Sgt Connor Phillips (BTP23)     –     British Transport Police,

PSD offices, 4th Floor FHeadquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN 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.

It is alleged that, from around October 2020 the former officer created “false” or “anonymous” social media accounts. The former officer used these social media accounts to send inappropriate, upsetting and derogatory messages to Officer A and friends of Officer A. Between August 2020 and November 2020, he also made inappropriate comments about Officer A to other officers.

On or about 15 May 21 he made a false allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A to the Intelligence Unit of the Professional Standards Department of BTP (“PSDIU”).

On or about 5th July 2021, without Officer A’s permission, the former officer removed Officer A’s body worn video from the police post for a week and then replaced it.

On or about 14 June 2021 he impersonated or pretended to be one Kayleigh Elliot for the purpose of lodging a false complaint via PSDIU against Officer B.

On 7 July 2021 he filed an anonymous (false) allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A with PSDIU.

On 29 July 2021 he filed another anonymous (false) allegation against Officer A with PSDIU relating to Officer A allegedly mocking a male officer who dressed and identified as a woman (whilst off duty).

In August 2021 he caused Officer A and her friend to receive unwanted correspondence from checkatrade.com.

Sat 14th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

Sgt Connor Phillips (BTP23)     –     British Transport Police,

PSD offices, 4th Floor FHeadquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN 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.

It is alleged that, from around October 2020 the former officer created “false” or “anonymous” social media accounts. The former officer used these social media accounts to send inappropriate, upsetting and derogatory messages to Officer A and friends of Officer A. Between August 2020 and November 2020, he also made inappropriate comments about Officer A to other officers.

On or about 15 May 21 he made a false allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A to the Intelligence Unit of the Professional Standards Department of BTP (“PSDIU”).

On or about 5th July 2021, without Officer A’s permission, the former officer removed Officer A’s body worn video from the police post for a week and then replaced it.

On or about 14 June 2021 he impersonated or pretended to be one Kayleigh Elliot for the purpose of lodging a false complaint via PSDIU against Officer B.

On 7 July 2021 he filed an anonymous (false) allegation of breach of Covid – 19 regulations by Officer A with PSDIU.

On 29 July 2021 he filed another anonymous (false) allegation against Officer A with PSDIU relating to Officer A allegedly mocking a male officer who dressed and identified as a woman (whilst off duty).

In August 2021 he caused Officer A and her friend to receive unwanted correspondence from checkatrade.com.

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