Previous Hearing

Misconduct Hearing

Duration:                       One day.

Dates & times:               Thursday 18th May 2017 11.30am    

Officer:                          Police Constable Mark O’Brien 

Location:                       Houghton Hearing Facility

                                       Houghton Police Station

                                       Dairy Lane

                                       Houghton-le-Spring

                                       DH4 5BH

 

In relation to: The allegations laid against the officer concerning his conviction before Gateshead  Magistrates Court on the 3rd March 2017,

in respect of committing an offence contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988  (driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit), whilst off duty on the 17th February 2017.

It is alleged that the officer’s conduct and resultant conviction set out above breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour contained in Schedule 2 of Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, in particular:

Discreditable Conduct

And amounts to Gross Misconduct

Closing date to register interest in attending: 4:00pm  -  Tuesday 16th May 2017

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held in public.

 


Misconduct Hearing

Duration: One day.

Dates & times: Tues, 25th April 2017: 09:00 - 16:00 

Officer:  Detective Constable Gary Christie  

Location:  Old Magistrates Court, Houghton Police Station, Dairy Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 5BL

In relation to:  1 x allegation of Gross Misconduct which relates to unlawful access of information held on the force computer system on behalf of Asa Dobbing for the purpose of obtaining information in relation to individuals with whom it has been found that Asa Dobbing was conspiring with to supply controlled drugs of Class (A).

1. Confidentiality

2. Honesty and Integrity

3. Discreditable Conduct

4. Orders and Instructions 

Closing date to register interest in attending: 1700hrs 24th April 2017

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held entirely in public.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 

Duration: One day.
Dates & times: Wednesday 8th February 2017 09:00 am
Officer: Police Constable Paul Sharp 
Location: Armstrong Meeting Room, Middle Engine Lane Police Station, Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend, NE28 9NT

In relation to: The allegations laid against the officer concern his conviction before North Tyneside Magistrates Court on the 26th January 2017 in respect of two offences contrary to section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978, namely making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child and one offence contrary to section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, namely possession of an extreme pornographic image.

It is alleged that the officer’s conduct and resultant conviction breaches the Standards of Professional Behaviour contained in Schedule 2 of Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, in particular: 
1. Honesty and Integrity 
2. Discreditable Conduct
And amounts to Gross Misconduct.

Closing date to register interest in attending: 4:00pm - Tuesday 7th February 2017 

Further information: Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held in public.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 

Duration:  One day.

Dates & times:  
                  Fri, October 14th 2016

                 10:00am – 4:00pm 

Officer:    Police Constable Roisin Turnbull 

Location: Old Magistrates Court,

                 Houghton Police Station

                 Dairy Lane

                 Houghton Le Spring DH4 5BL

In relation to:  The allegations laid against the officer concern her conviction before Teesside Crown Court on the 5th September 2016 in respect of an offence contrary to section 26(1) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (improper exercise of police powers and privileges) and in relation to the account she gave when interviewed by police in connection with this matter. 

It is alleged that the officer’s conduct and resultant conviction breaches the Standards of Professional Behaviour contained in Schedule 2 of Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, in particular:

1. Honesty and Integrity

2. Discreditable Conduct

3. Orders and Instructions

4. Duties and Responsibilities

5. Challenging and Reporting Improper Behaviour

 Closing date to register interest in attending: 4:00pm  -  Thursday 13th October 2016

Further information: Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held in public.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 

Duration: One day.

Dates & times:  
Fri, July 22nd 2016: 10:00 - 16:00 

Officer:  Police Constable Neil Hempsall 

Location: Forth Banks Police Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PH.

In relation to:  4 x allegations of Gross Misconduct which relate to unlawful access of information held on the force computer system and his contact with sex workers. 

1. Confidentiality

2. Honesty and Integrity

3. Discreditable Conduct

4. Orders and Instructions

Closing date to register interest in attending: 4pm 21st July 2016

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held entirely in public.

TAKE NOTICE that the Chief Constable chairing this special case hearing has determined that the individuals named in the allegations, save for the identification of the officer himself,  shall not be identified in these special case proceedings. Accordingly, those individuals will not be referred to by name in the special case proceedings and the public, including the media, shall not be permitted access to any material which may lead to their identification.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 


Duration:
 Three days.

Dates & times:  
Wed, December 9, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00 
Thu, December 10, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00 
Fri, December 11, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00 

Officer:  Detective Constable Gary Robertshaw 

Location: Police Headquarters, Ponteland, Headquarters, NE20 OBL.

In relation to: An allegation that the officer did not comprehensively or adequately investigate a crime

Closing date to register interest in attending: 2nd December 2015

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held entirely in private.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 


Duration:
 Four days.

Dates & times:
Tue, June 23, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00  
Wed, June 24, 2015: 09:00 - 12:30 
Thu, June 25, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00  
Fri June 26th, 2015: 10:00 - 16.00

Officer:  PC David Purvis

Location: Police Headquarters, Ponteland, Headquarters, NE20 OBL.

In relation to: An allegation of inappropriate access to the force computer. 

Closing date to register interest in attending: 4pm Friday 19 June 2015

Further information:  PC Purvis is stationed in Central Area Command. Under new Home Office regulations, this hearing will be part held in public and part held in private.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 


Duration:
 Two days.

Dates & times:
Tue, July 7, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00  
Wed, July 8, 2015: 10:00 – 16:00 

Officer:  DC Mark Redfern

Location: Police Headquarters, Ponteland, Headquarters, NE20 OBL.

In relation to: An allegation of discreditable conduct. 

Closing date to register interest in attending: 4pm Friday 3 July 2015

Further information:  DC Redfern is stationed in Crime Department.  Under new Home Office regulations, this hearing will be part held in public and part held in private.


Officer Disciplinary Hearing 


Duration:
 Two days.

Dates & times:  
Wed, December 2, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00 
Thu, December 3, 2015: 10:00 - 16:00  

Officer:
 
 Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Theaker 

Location: Police Headquarters, Ponteland, Headquarters, NE20 OBL.

In relation to: An allegation of Discreditable Conduct 

Closing date to register interest in attending: 4pm Friday 27th November 2015

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations, this hearing will be part held in public and part held in private.