PC 690 Graeme Gale Outcome

Outcome published Tue 15th Feb 2022, 3 working days after the hearing ended

View full hearing details


Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Allegations Proven

  • Conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice


The allegation was that on the 14th July 2021, PC Gale, whilst off duty, assaulted a 14-year-old boy (Boy A) on Darlington Road, Richmond. In particular by pulling/dragging him off a wall, applying to him, and/or attempted on him numerous leg sweeps/kicks and caused him to fall to the ground. The assault resulted in visible injury in the form of scratches to the back of his neck and pain. On the 29th November 2021, PC Gale attended Teesside Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to the assault of Boy A. On the 17th December 2021, PC Gale attended Teesside Magistrates Court and was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to pay a victims’ surcharge and costs.

The Standard of Professional Behaviour alleged to have been breached was Discreditable Conduct.

An accelerated misconduct hearing was held on Friday 11th February 2022 at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Alverton Court, Northallerton. Chief Constable Lisa Winward concluded that the allegation had been proved and amounted to Gross Misconduct.

The sanction was PC Gale was dismissed without notice and will be placed on the College of Policing Barred and Advisory list.

North Yorkshire Police
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 4 Misconduct Hearings
    100% held in public

An investigative news agency that uncovers agenda-setting stories from across the UK