Panel Finds Case of Misconduct Proved Against Met Officer PC Russell Easterbrook

It is alleged that PC Easterbrook, of SN BCU has breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to Duties and Responsibilities, Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Use of Force.

It is alleged that PC Easterbrook and other officers stopped a vehicle and detained a male for the purposes of a drug search without reasonable grounds to do so. PC Easterbrook failed to treat the male with authority, respect or courtesy and used force which was unnecessary. After the search it is alleged that PC Easterbrook used force by pushing the male and two of his companions.

It is alleged that these matters amount to Gross Misconduct, which is so serious that dismissal is justified.

During the private hearing held on 11-13 January 2021, the Chair and panel members considered all of the evidence and found the following:

PC Easterbrook was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to Use of Force at the level of Misconduct for allegation 2c and 2d only for which he was given Management Advice.
The breaches of Duties and Responsibilities, Authority, respect and courtesy and Use of Force in relation to allegation 1 were dismissed by the panel after the AA had concluded their case.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 113 Misconduct Hearings
    88% held in public

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS / "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the square mile of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.

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