Police Misconduct Outcomes

Supt Christopher Yates

Ministry of Defence Police

Allegations Proven: Authority, respect and courtesy; Conduct

Sanction: Allegations Not Proven

Superintendent Christopher Yates answered allegations that he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour as set out in the Ministry of Defence Police (Conduct) Regulations 2015 in respect of ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’ and ‘Discreditable Conduct’. It was alleged that on 6 May 2020, Superintendent Yates deliberately exposed himself and committed a lewd act in public. It was alleged that the…

PC Kaburu Theuri

City of London Police

Kaburu Theuri, a former City of London Police officer, was dismissed without notice at a public disciplinary hearing on 9 March 2021, after it was found that the allegations against him amounted to gross misconduct. The allegations were that, while Theuri was a probationer, his: actions sending inappropriate communications, having already been warned about such behaviour, breached the standards expected…

Christopher Fisher-Wight

City of London Police

Allegations Proven: Conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

Christopher Fisher Wight, a former City of London Police Special Superintendent, was dismissed without notice at an accelerated gross misconduct disciplinary hearing on Monday 25 April 2022, after Commissioner Angela McLaren found that the allegations against him amounted to discreditable conduct (contrary to schedule 2 of the standards of professional behavior as outlined in the Police Regulations 2020). The allegations…

PS Ian Cheesman

Sussex Police

Allegations Proven: Use of force; Orders and instructions; Duties and responsibilities

Sanction: Resigned

Former PS CC292 Ian Cheesman on 5-7 September 2022 you were asked to appear at a misconduct hearing, which was conducted by: Legally Qualified Chair: Harry Ireland Independent Panel Member: Helen Elliot Panel Member: Chief Superintendent Steven Boniface Breach of standard(s) of professional behaviour alleged were as follows: Alleged conduct It is alleged that: Being a police officer with Sussex…

Unnamed Officer ( PC X)

Sussex Police

Allegations Proven: Honesty and integrity; Authority, respect and courtesy; Duties and responsibilities; Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

Allegations He knowingly provided false and misleading information in his application to become a constable with Sussex police and for the purpose of vetting, He engaged in a sexual act with a member of police staff, Female A, at Brighton Police station and, He stole a controlled substance, diazepam, which was evidence in a live criminal investigation, from police property…

PC Henry Green

Humberside Police

Allegations Proven: Use of force

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

A misconduct hearing for police constable Henry Green was held in public on 11 – 13 July 2022 and 25 July 2022. The hearing was conducted before Legally Qualified Chair Miss O.M. Iguyovwe, OBE, Lay Panel Member Mr Stan Irwin, and Police Panel Member Superintendent 5533 Jenny Bristow. The allegations are set out below: - 1.    On 6 June 2019,…

PC Andrew Stevenson

Ministry of Defence Police

Allegations Proven: Conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

It was alleged that on 22 August 2022, PC Stevenson pleaded guilty to three offenses of making indecent photographs of a child, contrary to sections 1(1)(a) and 6 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 and that his behavior was so serious that it amounts to gross misconduct and justified dismissal.

Superintendent Christopher Yates

Ministry of Defence Police

Sanction: Allegations Not Proven

Superintendent Christopher Yates answered allegations that he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour as set out in the Ministry of Defence Police (Conduct) Regulations 2015 in respect of ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’ and ‘Discreditable Conduct’. It was alleged that on 6 May 2020, Superintendent Yates deliberately exposed himself and committed a lewd act in public. It was alleged that the…

Christopher Tierney

Lancashire Constabulary

Allegations Proven: Authority, respect and courtesy; Equality and diversity; Orders and instructions; Duties and responsibilities; Conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

PC Andy Gardner

Leicestershire Police

Allegations Proven: Honesty and integrity; Authority, respect and courtesy; Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

A former Leicestershire Police officer was the subject of a gross misconduct hearing on 2 September. Former PC Andy Gardner was alleged to have breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely honesty and integrity; authority respect and courtesy; and, discreditable conduct. The allegations related to another serving officer who he had been in a relationship with and his unlawful interference…

PC Zhak Burrows

Essex Police

Allegations Proven: Use of force

Sanction: Final Written Warning

Misconduct Proceedings Determination Regulation 43 of The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 Date: 07-11 March 2021, Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JE Chairperson: Mr. Karim Akbar KHAN, Legally Qualified Chairperson Senior Police Officer: Superintendent Neil PUDNEY (Assessor) Independent Member: Simon PALEY (Independent Panel Member) Allegations: Please refer to the Regulation 30 Notice for the specific allegations Allegations relating…

PC Courtney Cooper

Staffordshire Police

Allegations Proven: Duties and responsibilities; Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

As Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police and Chair of this hearing, I am discharging my obligation to consider the evidence available to me to provide for a fair hearing, maintain the confidence of the public and set out clearly the expectations I have of the officers and staff in Staffordshire Police. These proceedings are not designed to punish officers and…

PC 13841 Saunders

Kent Police

Allegations Proven: Authority, respect and courtesy; Equality and diversity; Conduct

Sanction: Final Written Warning

On 14 September 2022 PC 13841 Saunders appeared at a misconduct hearing, which was conducted by: Legally Qualified Chair: Harry Ireland Independent Panel Member: Clare Hooper Panel Member: Detective Superintendent Rachel Cumberland The case related to an incident occurring on 9 April 2021. It was alleged that whilst the officer was on-duty and speaking to a colleague he used an…

PC 13841 Saunders

Kent Police

Allegations Proven: Authority, respect and courtesy; Equality and diversity; Conduct

Sanction: Final Written Warning

On 14 September 2022 PC 13841 Saunders appeared at a misconduct hearing, which was conducted by: Legally Qualified Chair: Harry Ireland Independent Panel Member: Clare Hooper Panel Member: Detective Superintendent Rachel Cumberland The case related to an incident occurring on 9 April 2021. It was alleged that whilst the officer was on-duty and speaking to a colleague he used an…

PC Andy Gardner

Leicestershire Police

Allegations Proven: Honesty and integrity; Authority, respect and courtesy; Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

A former Leicestershire Police officer was the subject of a gross misconduct hearing on 2 September. Former PC Andy Gardner was alleged to have breached the standards of professional behaviour, namely honesty and integrity; authority respect and courtesy; and, discreditable conduct. The allegations related to another serving officer who he had been in a relationship with and his unlawful interference…

PC Colin McMeekin

Metropolitan Police Service

Allegations Proven: Honesty and integrity; Authority, respect and courtesy; Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

It was alleged that former PC McMeekin’s actions breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour as follows: Authority, Respect and Courtesy; Duties and Responsibilities; Discreditable Conduct On 29 May 2019, PC McMeekin allegedly created (and obtained a signature from an elderly female on) two ‘letters of authority’, which were not MPS standard, recognised or approved documents, in order to gain access…

PC 1245 Bethany Fuller

South Yorkshire Police

Allegations Proven: Confidentiality

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

PC Fuller accessed police systems to view records without a legitimate policing purpose and failed to notify the Professional Standards department of a criminal associate.

DC Martin Bolton

Cleveland Police

Allegations Proven: Conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

Officer Subject of Proceedings: - DC 2148 Martin Bolton Notice of outcome for a misconduct hearing held from 10am Tuesday 30th August 2022 Determination: Gross Misconduct Summary of breaches and outcome Alleged Breaches: Allegation 1 – The officer is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct. On the 18th of April 2022, the…

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