Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 23 Jan 2023 – 25 Jan 2023

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3-Day Summary

Mon 23rd January 2023, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

SPC Toby Parsons     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between 2019 and 2021 SPC Parsons harassed and abused his neighbours, using racial slurs and conducting himself in an intimidatory manner towards them. He threatened to arrest persons attending the neighbours’ address without establishing reasonable grounds for such and wrongly arrested a visitor to the address in January 2021 without reasonable grounds, assaulting her in the course of doing so.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters, Butterley Grange, Coach Rd, Ripley DE5 3RS Open map

PC Jack Harrison     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

The officer will answer allegations that his conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Honesty and Integrity’, ‘Confidentiality’ and ‘Discreditable Conduct’, in that, he carried out a PNC check using confidential force systems, in order to make contact with a member of the public for a non-policing purpose.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am The County Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DF Open map

Officer J (03012023)     –     Northumbria Police,

It is alleged that between May 2004 and December 2005 Officer J:

  • Engaged in sexual behavior with a woman, Ms. A, whom he had met in the course of his duties as a police officer, a vulnerable victim of crime, while he was on duty and off duty.
  • Sexually touched Ms A without her consent.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am Microsoft Teams

PC Joshua McGrory (Hum23)     –     Humberside Police,

Between July 2018 and March 2020, he permitted a bank account and / or online gambling accounts to be opened in his name and caused or permitted such accounts (or some of them) to be accessed used and operated by others in connection with a gambling syndicate.

  1. Between July 2018 and March 2020, he dishonestly received and accepted a payment or payments from third parties made in connection with his activities.
  2. He completed his Force Vetting forms dishonestly when he joined the Force (at that time as a Special Constable) in or about September 2015
  3. Having signed a declaration at the end of the September 2015 vetting form to ‘Undertake to notify the Force Vetting Unit, at the earliest opportunity, any material changes or additions to the information provided’, he failed to notify the Force Vetting Unit regarding:
    (i) his online gambling activities;
    (ii) his association with persons he had reason to believe were engaged in criminal activities;
    (iii) his involvement in conduct liable to lead to susceptibility to pressure or improper influence;
    (iv) failed to provide other relevant information concerning his integrity or associations.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am British Transport Police PSD offices in Toft Green, York. Y01 6JT Open map

DSgt Peter Cosgrove     –     British Transport Police,

It is alleged that on the 24th November 2021, former officer TDS Cosgrove was off duty and attended a social event at the Head of Steam public house in Birmingham with work colleagues.

During the evening, the former officer spent much of the time talking to ‘PC A’ and at one point told her that she was his ‘type’, which he described as ‘petite with big boobs’. He was already aware that ‘PC A’ was vulnerable.

On various occasions during the evening he went outside with ‘PC A’ in order to smoke and on one of those occasions whilst sitting outside the public house with ‘PC A’ he asked PC A to give him her hand. ‘PC A’ refused. He then took hold of ‘PC A’s hand and pushed it into his groin so that she could feel his penis. ‘PC A’ did not consent to this.

Former officer TDS Cosgroves behaviour towards ‘PC A’ breached the ‘Discreditable Conduct’ and ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’ Standards of Professional Behaviour. His behaviour towards a junior colleague was sexualised, unpleasant, unwanted and inappropriate for a police officer and supervisor.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 9:30am Stratford Police Station

T/DC Sukhinder Basi     –     Warwickshire Police,

System Audits show that, on 26 March 2021, you accessed police systems, to obtain and review records relating to an ongoing investigation into alleged offences against children without a lawful policing purpose to do so.
On interview with officers from the Anti-Corruption Unit on 4 June 2021, you admitted passing information from those systems to a third party – being an extended family member of the individuals under investigation.

 

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am Microsoft Teams

PC Samuel Smith     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

At 02:22 on 22 April 2021, together with another officer, PC Smith was deployed to an address in Bideford
to a report of a male attempting to gain entry to said address.
The male was intoxicated.
During police attendance, the male was physically prevented from entering the premises by PC Smith and
his colleague.
While dealing with the male a scuffle ensued whereby PC Smith brought the male to the ground. The male
was eventually arrested for assault on a police officer, and the male was taken to the hospital to be assessed
for the injuries, he sustained in a scuffle with PC Smith.

It is alleged that the officer breached the standards of professional conduct in the following way:-
Allegation 1
Use of Force.
On 22nd April 2021 in Bideford, North Devon, PC Smith used excessive, inappropriate force by punching
the male who was intoxicated.

Allegation 2
Duties and responsibilities.
PC Smith failed to take positive action with the male causing the situation to escalate unnecessarily where
the circumstances suggest that had he been arrested, further force may not have been necessary.

Allegation 3.
Honesty and integrity.
The statement of PC Smith dated 22nd April 2021 referring to the incident involving the male differs to the
video evidence captured on Body Worn Video at the time of the incident.

Allegation 4.
Orders and Instructions.
PC Smith failed to activate his personal issue Body Worn Video camera immediately upon arrival to the
incident and before initiating any engagement with the male.

Allegation 5.
Orders and Instructions.
Following the incident, having used force on and caused injuries to the male, PC Smith failed to submit a
Use of Force form which contravenes recording requirements for this type of incident.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am (Location unknown)

PC Arvin Bhambra     –     Essex Police,

PC Bhambra is alleged to have behaved inappropriately and maintained inappropriate associations with certain individuals creating an actual or apparent conflict of interest with police work and responsibilities. It is also alleged PC Bhambra failed to make the required notifications regarding notifiable associations.

Tue 24th January 2023, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

SPC Toby Parsons     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between 2019 and 2021 SPC Parsons harassed and abused his neighbours, using racial slurs and conducting himself in an intimidatory manner towards them. He threatened to arrest persons attending the neighbours’ address without establishing reasonable grounds for such and wrongly arrested a visitor to the address in January 2021 without reasonable grounds, assaulting her in the course of doing so.

Tue 24th January 2023, 10:00am PSB Offices, Unit A, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP Open map

PC Paul Banks ( 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.

Wed 25th January 2023, 9:30am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, West Brompton, London, SW6 1TR Open map

SPC Toby Parsons     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that between 2019 and 2021 SPC Parsons harassed and abused his neighbours, using racial slurs and conducting himself in an intimidatory manner towards them. He threatened to arrest persons attending the neighbours’ address without establishing reasonable grounds for such and wrongly arrested a visitor to the address in January 2021 without reasonable grounds, assaulting her in the course of doing so.

Wed 25th January 2023, 10:00am Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

PC Bonnie Murphy and PC Jamie Lewis     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

It is alleged that during the evening of 27 January 2020 PC Murphy asked former PC Lewis to send her a photograph of a decomposed corpse stating she wanted to show her mother, following which former PC Lewis sent the photograph on WhatsApp. Between 27 January 2020 and 23 June 2020 then failed to challenge or report this behaviour for almost five months.

It is also alleged that On 26 March 2020 PC Murphy was due to take her police ‘Basic Driver’ written exam. On 24 March 2020 former PC Lewis sent PC Murphy WhatsApp messages asking her if she wanted the ‘answers’ to the exam and PC Murphy replied that she did.

It is alleged that former PC Lewis then forwarded copies of previous police driving exam material and documents relating to police driving exams to PC Murphy.

On 25 March 2020 former PC Lewis used WhatsApp to send PC Murphy the exam answer sheet that he had used in his exam on 6 February and the two officers discussed how PC Murphy would know if her exam was the same one that PC Lewis had taken.

Wed 25th January 2023, (time was not provided) PSB Offices, Unit A, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP Open map

PC Paul Banks ( 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.

Wed 25th January 2023, 10:00am Microsoft Teams

PC Samuel Smith     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

At 02:22 on 22 April 2021, together with another officer, PC Smith was deployed to an address in Bideford
to a report of a male attempting to gain entry to said address.
The male was intoxicated.
During police attendance, the male was physically prevented from entering the premises by PC Smith and
his colleague.
While dealing with the male a scuffle ensued whereby PC Smith brought the male to the ground. The male
was eventually arrested for assault on a police officer, and the male was taken to the hospital to be assessed
for the injuries, he sustained in a scuffle with PC Smith.

It is alleged that the officer breached the standards of professional conduct in the following way:-
Allegation 1
Use of Force.
On 22nd April 2021 in Bideford, North Devon, PC Smith used excessive, inappropriate force by punching
the male who was intoxicated.

Allegation 2
Duties and responsibilities.
PC Smith failed to take positive action with the male causing the situation to escalate unnecessarily where
the circumstances suggest that had he been arrested, further force may not have been necessary.

Allegation 3.
Honesty and integrity.
The statement of PC Smith dated 22nd April 2021 referring to the incident involving the male differs to the
video evidence captured on Body Worn Video at the time of the incident.

Allegation 4.
Orders and Instructions.
PC Smith failed to activate his personal issue Body Worn Video camera immediately upon arrival to the
incident and before initiating any engagement with the male.

Allegation 5.
Orders and Instructions.
Following the incident, having used force on and caused injuries to the male, PC Smith failed to submit a
Use of Force form which contravenes recording requirements for this type of incident.

Hearings List (3 days)

Mon 23rd January 2023, 9:30am

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SPC Toby Parsons     –     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
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between 2019 and 2021 SPC Parsons harassed and abused his neighbours, using racial slurs and conducting himself in an intimidatory manner towards them. He threatened to arrest persons attending the neighbours’ address without establishing reasonable grounds for such and wrongly arrested a visitor to the address in January 2021 without reasonable grounds, assaulting her in the course of doing so.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Jack Harrison     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters, Butterley Grange, Coach Rd, Ripley DE5 3RS Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

The officer will answer allegations that his conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Honesty and Integrity’, ‘Confidentiality’ and ‘Discreditable Conduct’, in that, he carried out a PNC check using confidential force systems, in order to make contact with a member of the public for a non-policing purpose.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am

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Officer J (03012023)     –     Northumbria Police,

The County Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DF 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 between May 2004 and December 2005 Officer J:

  • Engaged in sexual behavior with a woman, Ms. A, whom he had met in the course of his duties as a police officer, a vulnerable victim of crime, while he was on duty and off duty.
  • Sexually touched Ms A without her consent.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Joshua McGrory (Hum23)     –     Humberside Police,

Microsoft Teams

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

Between July 2018 and March 2020, he permitted a bank account and / or online gambling accounts to be opened in his name and caused or permitted such accounts (or some of them) to be accessed used and operated by others in connection with a gambling syndicate.

  1. Between July 2018 and March 2020, he dishonestly received and accepted a payment or payments from third parties made in connection with his activities.
  2. He completed his Force Vetting forms dishonestly when he joined the Force (at that time as a Special Constable) in or about September 2015
  3. Having signed a declaration at the end of the September 2015 vetting form to ‘Undertake to notify the Force Vetting Unit, at the earliest opportunity, any material changes or additions to the information provided’, he failed to notify the Force Vetting Unit regarding:
    (i) his online gambling activities;
    (ii) his association with persons he had reason to believe were engaged in criminal activities;
    (iii) his involvement in conduct liable to lead to susceptibility to pressure or improper influence;
    (iv) failed to provide other relevant information concerning his integrity or associations.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am

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DSgt Peter Cosgrove     –     British Transport Police,

British Transport Police PSD offices in Toft Green, York. Y01 6JT 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 the 24th November 2021, former officer TDS Cosgrove was off duty and attended a social event at the Head of Steam public house in Birmingham with work colleagues.

During the evening, the former officer spent much of the time talking to ‘PC A’ and at one point told her that she was his ‘type’, which he described as ‘petite with big boobs’. He was already aware that ‘PC A’ was vulnerable.

On various occasions during the evening he went outside with ‘PC A’ in order to smoke and on one of those occasions whilst sitting outside the public house with ‘PC A’ he asked PC A to give him her hand. ‘PC A’ refused. He then took hold of ‘PC A’s hand and pushed it into his groin so that she could feel his penis. ‘PC A’ did not consent to this.

Former officer TDS Cosgroves behaviour towards ‘PC A’ breached the ‘Discreditable Conduct’ and ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’ Standards of Professional Behaviour. His behaviour towards a junior colleague was sexualised, unpleasant, unwanted and inappropriate for a police officer and supervisor.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 9:30am

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T/DC Sukhinder Basi     –     Warwickshire Police,

Stratford Police Station

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

System Audits show that, on 26 March 2021, you accessed police systems, to obtain and review records relating to an ongoing investigation into alleged offences against children without a lawful policing purpose to do so.
On interview with officers from the Anti-Corruption Unit on 4 June 2021, you admitted passing information from those systems to a third party – being an extended family member of the individuals under investigation.

 

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Samuel Smith     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

Microsoft Teams

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

At 02:22 on 22 April 2021, together with another officer, PC Smith was deployed to an address in Bideford
to a report of a male attempting to gain entry to said address.
The male was intoxicated.
During police attendance, the male was physically prevented from entering the premises by PC Smith and
his colleague.
While dealing with the male a scuffle ensued whereby PC Smith brought the male to the ground. The male
was eventually arrested for assault on a police officer, and the male was taken to the hospital to be assessed
for the injuries, he sustained in a scuffle with PC Smith.

It is alleged that the officer breached the standards of professional conduct in the following way:-
Allegation 1
Use of Force.
On 22nd April 2021 in Bideford, North Devon, PC Smith used excessive, inappropriate force by punching
the male who was intoxicated.

Allegation 2
Duties and responsibilities.
PC Smith failed to take positive action with the male causing the situation to escalate unnecessarily where
the circumstances suggest that had he been arrested, further force may not have been necessary.

Allegation 3.
Honesty and integrity.
The statement of PC Smith dated 22nd April 2021 referring to the incident involving the male differs to the
video evidence captured on Body Worn Video at the time of the incident.

Allegation 4.
Orders and Instructions.
PC Smith failed to activate his personal issue Body Worn Video camera immediately upon arrival to the
incident and before initiating any engagement with the male.

Allegation 5.
Orders and Instructions.
Following the incident, having used force on and caused injuries to the male, PC Smith failed to submit a
Use of Force form which contravenes recording requirements for this type of incident.

Mon 23rd January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Arvin Bhambra     –     Essex Police,

(Location unknown)

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

PC Bhambra is alleged to have behaved inappropriately and maintained inappropriate associations with certain individuals creating an actual or apparent conflict of interest with police work and responsibilities. It is also alleged PC Bhambra failed to make the required notifications regarding notifiable associations.

Tue 24th January 2023, 9:30am

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SPC Toby Parsons     –     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
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between 2019 and 2021 SPC Parsons harassed and abused his neighbours, using racial slurs and conducting himself in an intimidatory manner towards them. He threatened to arrest persons attending the neighbours’ address without establishing reasonable grounds for such and wrongly arrested a visitor to the address in January 2021 without reasonable grounds, assaulting her in the course of doing so.

Tue 24th January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Paul Banks ( GMP23)     –     Greater Manchester Police,

PSB Offices, Unit A, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP 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.

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

Wed 25th January 2023, 9:30am

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SPC Toby Parsons     –     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
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between 2019 and 2021 SPC Parsons harassed and abused his neighbours, using racial slurs and conducting himself in an intimidatory manner towards them. He threatened to arrest persons attending the neighbours’ address without establishing reasonable grounds for such and wrongly arrested a visitor to the address in January 2021 without reasonable grounds, assaulting her in the course of doing so.

Wed 25th January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Bonnie Murphy and PC Jamie Lewis     –     Metropolitan Police Service,

Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6, London

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that during the evening of 27 January 2020 PC Murphy asked former PC Lewis to send her a photograph of a decomposed corpse stating she wanted to show her mother, following which former PC Lewis sent the photograph on WhatsApp. Between 27 January 2020 and 23 June 2020 then failed to challenge or report this behaviour for almost five months.

It is also alleged that On 26 March 2020 PC Murphy was due to take her police ‘Basic Driver’ written exam. On 24 March 2020 former PC Lewis sent PC Murphy WhatsApp messages asking her if she wanted the ‘answers’ to the exam and PC Murphy replied that she did.

It is alleged that former PC Lewis then forwarded copies of previous police driving exam material and documents relating to police driving exams to PC Murphy.

On 25 March 2020 former PC Lewis used WhatsApp to send PC Murphy the exam answer sheet that he had used in his exam on 6 February and the two officers discussed how PC Murphy would know if her exam was the same one that PC Lewis had taken.

Wed 25th January 2023, (time was not provided)

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PC Paul Banks ( GMP23)     –     Greater Manchester Police,

PSB Offices, Unit A, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP 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.

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

Wed 25th January 2023, 10:00am

View on Misconduct 999

PC Samuel Smith     –     Devon & Cornwall Police,

Microsoft Teams

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

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

The hearing is to be held in public.

At 02:22 on 22 April 2021, together with another officer, PC Smith was deployed to an address in Bideford
to a report of a male attempting to gain entry to said address.
The male was intoxicated.
During police attendance, the male was physically prevented from entering the premises by PC Smith and
his colleague.
While dealing with the male a scuffle ensued whereby PC Smith brought the male to the ground. The male
was eventually arrested for assault on a police officer, and the male was taken to the hospital to be assessed
for the injuries, he sustained in a scuffle with PC Smith.

It is alleged that the officer breached the standards of professional conduct in the following way:-
Allegation 1
Use of Force.
On 22nd April 2021 in Bideford, North Devon, PC Smith used excessive, inappropriate force by punching
the male who was intoxicated.

Allegation 2
Duties and responsibilities.
PC Smith failed to take positive action with the male causing the situation to escalate unnecessarily where
the circumstances suggest that had he been arrested, further force may not have been necessary.

Allegation 3.
Honesty and integrity.
The statement of PC Smith dated 22nd April 2021 referring to the incident involving the male differs to the
video evidence captured on Body Worn Video at the time of the incident.

Allegation 4.
Orders and Instructions.
PC Smith failed to activate his personal issue Body Worn Video camera immediately upon arrival to the
incident and before initiating any engagement with the male.

Allegation 5.
Orders and Instructions.
Following the incident, having used force on and caused injuries to the male, PC Smith failed to submit a
Use of Force form which contravenes recording requirements for this type of incident.

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