Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 17 Jan 2023 – 19 Jan 2023

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3-Day Summary

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.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

PC David Carrick     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

PC David Carrick, based at Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Operational Command Unit will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

Discreditable Conduct
The circumstances being that on 13 December 2022 PC Carrick attended the Central Criminal Court and pleaded guilty to the following offences:

Twenty counts of rape
Nine counts of sexual assault
Five counts of assault by penetration
Three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour
Two counts of false imprisonment
Two count of attempted rape
One count of attempted sexual assault by penetration
One count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

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.

Thu 19th 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

Thu 19th January 2023, 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 19th 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)

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

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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.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am

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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.

Tue 17th January 2023, 9:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC David Carrick     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

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

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC David Carrick, based at Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Operational Command Unit will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:

Discreditable Conduct
The circumstances being that on 13 December 2022 PC Carrick attended the Central Criminal Court and pleaded guilty to the following offences:

Twenty counts of rape
Nine counts of sexual assault
Five counts of assault by penetration
Three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour
Two counts of false imprisonment
Two count of attempted rape
One count of attempted sexual assault by penetration
One count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

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.

Thu 19th 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

Thu 19th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

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 19th 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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