Former PC Callum McIntyre Who Lied When He Said His Brother Had Terminal Cancer And Died Is To Face A Misconduct Hearing

Former PC Callum McIntyre, formerly based at South Area BCU, will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Discreditable conduct
  • Duties and responsibilities

It is alleged that On 6 March 2019 former PC McIntyre started at the South Area BCU. During his first shift he notified his Sergeant that his brother had terminal cancer.

Over the course of the next three months he was granted 30 days of compassionate leave in relation to the alleged ill-health.

Upon joining a response team he informed the Inspector and everyone else of the same information and on the 4th June he told his Inspector that his brother had died whilst receiving treatment and had subsequently been buried. The information that former PC McIntyre gave about his brother was in fact not true and he later admitted this.

It is also alleged the on 31st August 2019 a member of the public called 999 and reported being threatened by someone on a moped. She told the operator that the driver of the moped may have had a sharp object nd that he said if she did not apologise he would throw acid on her. She was advised by the operator to attend a police station to report the matter. On 31st August 2019, the member of public attended Croydon police station where former PC McIntyre was on duty in the front desk. He did not report the incident as a crime and did not take a statement from her.

The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing will start on Monday 15th March 2021 and is listed for 1 day.

It will be held from 09:30hrs in the hearing room, 14th Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6.

The identity of victims/witnesses will be protected during the hearing as appropriate.

Because of Covid-19 considerations this hearing will be in private due to public health concerns.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 112 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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