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West Midlands Police – Hearing Outcome

Date     

Between 13 July -24 July 2020

Venue    

West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NQ (Sat Nav B4 6AT)

Officer    

PC 22016 NARR 

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached    

Use of Force
Honesty and Integrity 

Conduct that gave rise to breaches

Allegation 1
In 2017, whilst on duty in a marked vehicle PC Narr and officer B pursued a vehicle and following an arrest of the occupant made a statement that was materially false. 

Allegation 2
Used excessive force on a male whist arresting him for a domestic incident in April 2017.

Allegation 3
Used excessive force on a detained person that was unnecessary, disproportionate and unreasonable in all the circumstances on a male with a baton after a pursuit in August 2017. 

Finding

1. Not Proven
2. Proven - Gross Misconduct
3. Proven Gross Misconduct 

Outcome    

Dismissal without notice

Officer 

Officer B

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached    

Honesty and Integrity
Duties and Responsibilities 

Conduct that gave rise to breaches

Allegation 1
In 2017, whilst on duty in a marked vehicle PC Narr and officer B pursued a vehicle and following an arrest of the occupant made a statement that was materially false. 

Allegation 2
Officer B failed to operate his body warn video properly after temporarily switching it off during the arrest and did not switch it back on.

Finding
    
1.Not proven
2. Not proven

Legally Qualified Chair

Nick Hawkins 

This case was heard in private following a direction by the Legally Qualified Chair in accordance with Reg 27a under the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012

Misconduct Hearing (Determination of Outcome following a finding of Gross Misconduct)

Date:     
09 July 2020

Venue:
West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NQ (Sat Nav B4 6AT)

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached:    
Equality and Diversity
Authority, Respect & Courtesy
Discreditable Conduct

Conduct that gave rise to breaches:    
Officer A breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour by making racist comments, criticising and insulting colleagues, and doing those things in such a way that the public’s confidence in policing would be undermined.

Outcome:
Dismissed without Notice

Legally Qualified Chair:   
Andrea Pitt