Upcoming Police Misconduct Hearings 26 Jan 2023 – 28 Jan 2023

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3-Day Summary

Thu 26th 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.

Thu 26th 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.

Thu 26th January 2023, 10:00am Derbyshire Constabulary Headquarters, Butterley Grange, Coach Rd, Ripley DE5 3RS Open map

PC Darrian Fearn     –     Derbyshire Constabulary,

Thu 26th January 2023, 1:30pm Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA Open map

PC Claire Ford     –     Cheshire Constabulary,

It is alleged that between November 2018 and October 2021 Constable Ford accessed police systems when she did not have a legitimate policing purpose to do so and sought to provide police information to known associates.

Thu 26th 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.

Fri 27th 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.

Hearings List (3 days)

Thu 26th 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.

Thu 26th 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.

Thu 26th January 2023, 10:00am

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PC Darrian Fearn     –     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
  • Duties and responsibilities

The hearing is to be held in public.

Thu 26th January 2023, 1:30pm

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PC Claire Ford     –     Cheshire Constabulary,

Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA Open map

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality
  • Conduct

The hearing is to be held in public.

It is alleged that between November 2018 and October 2021 Constable Ford accessed police systems when she did not have a legitimate policing purpose to do so and sought to provide police information to known associates.

Thu 26th 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.

Fri 27th 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.

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