Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 16 Jan 2023 – 18 Jan 2023

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3-Day Summary

Mon 16th January 2023, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Edward Lawrence     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On various dates between 30 May 2014 and 15 March 2021 PC Lawrence made 35 return railway journeys from High Wycombe to London using the British Rail Network without purchasing a ticket and without lawful permission to travel.

Mon 16th 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.

Mon 16th January 2023, 10:00am Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE Open map

SC xxxxx (EP23)     –     Essex Police,

It is alleged whilst off duty SC xxxxxx attended a social event and carried out checks on three vehicles using his police issued device, allegedly without a Valid Policing Purpose. It is also alleged that he disseminated the results of those checks with the owners.

Tue 17th January 2023, (time was not provided) Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Edward Lawrence     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

On various dates between 30 May 2014 and 15 March 2021 PC Lawrence made 35 return railway journeys from High Wycombe to London using the British Rail Network without purchasing a ticket and without lawful permission to travel.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0YY Open map

PC Richard White     –     Staffordshire Police,

  1. Mr White whilst serving as an officer did show members of the public numerous pieces of police owned material, including videos of police pursuits.
  2. Mr White whilst serving as an officer picked up a member of the public and took him for a drive whilst on duty in an unmarked police vehicle and performed duties whilst he was with Mr White.
  3. Mr White whilst serving as an officer possessed and retained police material without a policing purpose.
  4. Mr White whilst serving as an officer sent 10 inappropriate jokes via the WhatsApp messaging platform, which are of an offensive nature, racist or misogynistic. Some of these messages have been sent whilst Mr White was on duty.
  5. Mr White whilst serving as an officer sent 2 moving images (videos) of a pornographic nature to another police officer, on two separate dates, whilst he was on duty. It is also alleged that, on the 28th October 2021, Mr White sent a series of pornographic images to another police officer, whilst on duty. It is further alleged that, on the 16th January 2022, Mr White sent a series of pornographic images to another police officer, whilst on duty.

Tue 17th January 2023, 10:00am Tyne and Wear Fire Service Headquarters

AB (NB23)     –     Northumbria Police,

The alleged conduct of Officer AB is summarised below:

  1. Officer AB engaged in inappropriate, flirtatious and/or sexualised communications, both on and off duty, with six junior members of female police staff.
  2. Officer AB engaged in sexual relationships with two female junior members of police staff, which he failed to disclose to Northumbria Police and one of the female staff members had previously been his mentee.
  3. Officer AB intentionally touched a female member of police staff at her and his place of work. The female member of police staff had not consented to the touching and nor had Officer AB taken any or any adequate steps to ascertain whether she so consented.
  4. Officer AB accessed data from police systems, without a legitimate policing purpose for doing so, on three occasions between October 2020 and April 2021.

Tue 17th January 2023, 2:00pm West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ Open map

PC Neville Bridgewood     –     West Midlands Police,

On 26th September 2021 PC Bridgewood and other officers responded to a report of an adult male who had refused to pay his bus fare and been rude and abusive towards the bus driver.  It is alleged that upon arrival at the scene, in Bilston, PC Bridgewood behaved aggressively towards the male, used excessive force against him and used abusive language towards him.

Furthermore, on 1st November 2022, PC Bridgewood was convicted after trial of assaulting the male and was subsequently sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ Open map

M999ID-72452     –     West Midlands 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.

Neither the identity of the officer concerned nor the details of the conduct that gave rise to these proceedings has been included in this notice in order to prevent the premature or inappropriate disclosure of information that is relevant to or may be used in criminal proceedings.

Wed 18th January 2023, 10:00am The Piazza, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

DC Lily O’Hara     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that TDC O’Hara has used a 26-30 railcard to obtain discounts on railway tickets whilst knowing she was not entitled to use the railcard to obtain a discount because:

she was outside the age limit for using the railcard
the railcard was not in her name
the railcard had expired

Wed 18th January 2023, 10:00am Tyne and Wear Fire Service Headquarters

AB (NB23)     –     Northumbria Police,

The alleged conduct of Officer AB is summarised below:

  1. Officer AB engaged in inappropriate, flirtatious and/or sexualised communications, both on and off duty, with six junior members of female police staff.
  2. Officer AB engaged in sexual relationships with two female junior members of police staff, which he failed to disclose to Northumbria Police and one of the female staff members had previously been his mentee.
  3. Officer AB intentionally touched a female member of police staff at her and his place of work. The female member of police staff had not consented to the touching and nor had Officer AB taken any or any adequate steps to ascertain whether she so consented.
  4. Officer AB accessed data from police systems, without a legitimate policing purpose for doing so, on three occasions between October 2020 and April 2021.

Hearings List (3 days)

Mon 16th January 2023, 9:30am

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PC Edward Lawrence     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On various dates between 30 May 2014 and 15 March 2021 PC Lawrence made 35 return railway journeys from High Wycombe to London using the British Rail Network without purchasing a ticket and without lawful permission to travel.

Mon 16th 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.

Mon 16th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

SC xxxxx (EP23)     –     Essex Police,

Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Confidentiality

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged whilst off duty SC xxxxx attended a social event and carried out checks on three vehicles using his police issued device, allegedly without a Valid Policing Purpose. It is also alleged that he disseminated the results of those checks with the owners.

Tue 17th January 2023, (time was not provided)

View on Misconduct 999

PC Edward Lawrence     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On various dates between 30 May 2014 and 15 March 2021 PC Lawrence made 35 return railway journeys from High Wycombe to London using the British Rail Network without purchasing a ticket and without lawful permission to travel.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Richard White     –     Staffordshire Police,

Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0YY Open map

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

  1. Mr White whilst serving as an officer did show members of the public numerous pieces of police owned material, including videos of police pursuits.
  2. Mr White whilst serving as an officer picked up a member of the public and took him for a drive whilst on duty in an unmarked police vehicle and performed duties whilst he was with Mr White.
  3. Mr White whilst serving as an officer possessed and retained police material without a policing purpose.
  4. Mr White whilst serving as an officer sent 10 inappropriate jokes via the WhatsApp messaging platform, which are of an offensive nature, racist or misogynistic. Some of these messages have been sent whilst Mr White was on duty.
  5. Mr White whilst serving as an officer sent 2 moving images (videos) of a pornographic nature to another police officer, on two separate dates, whilst he was on duty. It is also alleged that, on the 28th October 2021, Mr White sent a series of pornographic images to another police officer, whilst on duty. It is further alleged that, on the 16th January 2022, Mr White sent a series of pornographic images to another police officer, whilst on duty.

Tue 17th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

AB (NB23)     –     Northumbria Police,

Tyne and Wear Fire Service Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The alleged conduct of Officer AB is summarised below:

  1. Officer AB engaged in inappropriate, flirtatious and/or sexualised communications, both on and off duty, with six junior members of female police staff.
  2. Officer AB engaged in sexual relationships with two female junior members of police staff, which he failed to disclose to Northumbria Police and one of the female staff members had previously been his mentee.
  3. Officer AB intentionally touched a female member of police staff at her and his place of work. The female member of police staff had not consented to the touching and nor had Officer AB taken any or any adequate steps to ascertain whether she so consented.
  4. Officer AB accessed data from police systems, without a legitimate policing purpose for doing so, on three occasions between October 2020 and April 2021.

Tue 17th January 2023, 2:00pm

View on Misconduct 999

PC Neville Bridgewood     –     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

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Use of force
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

On 26th September 2021 PC Bridgewood and other officers responded to a report of an adult male who had refused to pay his bus fare and been rude and abusive towards the bus driver.  It is alleged that upon arrival at the scene, in Bilston, PC Bridgewood behaved aggressively towards the male, used excessive force against him and used abusive language towards him.

Furthermore, on 1st November 2022, PC Bridgewood was convicted after trial of assaulting the male and was subsequently sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am

View on Misconduct 999

M999ID-72452     –     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 (No further information has been provided by the force into the alleged Standards of professional behavior which the officer is accused of breaching breached.)

The hearing is to be held in private.

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

Neither the identity of the officer concerned nor the details of the conduct that gave rise to these proceedings has been included in this notice in order to prevent the premature or inappropriate disclosure of information that is relevant to or may be used in criminal proceedings.

Wed 18th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

DC Lily O’Hara     –     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

  • Honesty and integrity

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that TDC O’Hara has used a 26-30 railcard to obtain discounts on railway tickets whilst knowing she was not entitled to use the railcard to obtain a discount because:

she was outside the age limit for using the railcard
the railcard was not in her name
the railcard had expired

Wed 18th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

AB (NB23)     –     Northumbria Police,

Tyne and Wear Fire Service Headquarters

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The alleged conduct of Officer AB is summarised below:

  1. Officer AB engaged in inappropriate, flirtatious and/or sexualised communications, both on and off duty, with six junior members of female police staff.
  2. Officer AB engaged in sexual relationships with two female junior members of police staff, which he failed to disclose to Northumbria Police and one of the female staff members had previously been his mentee.
  3. Officer AB intentionally touched a female member of police staff at her and his place of work. The female member of police staff had not consented to the touching and nor had Officer AB taken any or any adequate steps to ascertain whether she so consented.
  4. Officer AB accessed data from police systems, without a legitimate policing purpose for doing so, on three occasions between October 2020 and April 2021.
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