Previous Misconduct Hearings
Convicted of a public order offence during a violent incident at a Public House.
Dismissed at a Special Case Hearing.
Following dismissal the Officer successfully overturned his conviction on appeal at Newcastle Crown Court.
His dismissal was subsequently overturned by a Police Appeals Tribunal.A further hearing was held in May 2020. The panel found the case was unable to proceed under law and fairness to the officer.
Allegation the officer failed to safeguarded sensitive police documents.
Final Written Warning.
Yes – IOPC Independent Investigation
|Sept- 18||Police Constable||Authority, Respect and Courtesy||Whilst off duty the officer was alleged to have behaved inappropriately towards a female colleague.||Dismissed without notice.||Yes – Returned to force for local investigation|
|Jun-18||Police Constable||Breach Confidentiality||Breach Confidentiality||Final written warning.||IOPC Independent|
|Apr-18||Police Constable||Breach Respect and courtesy||Breach Respect and courtesy||Dismissed without notice||No|
|Gross Misconduct||Inappropriate sexual conduct and activity in the workplace involving 21 complainants||Guilty on 8 counts of gross misconduct and 7 counts of misconduct. The panel determined that if he were a serving officer he would have been dismissed without notice. Simon Hurwood will now be placed on the College of Policing barred list.||Referred to the IOPC and returned to the force for local investigation|
|Authority Respect and Courtesy, and Discreditable Conduct||Allegations that he acted in a manner that breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Authority Respect and Courtesy, and Discreditable Conduct arising from an incident in October 2017.||Immediate dismissal.||Referred but passed back to Cleveland Police|
|Discreditable conduct||A Police Constable is found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, namely discreditable conduct, having been convicted of an offence on 17/01/2018 of driving a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.||Immediate dismissal||No|
|Honesty & Integrity & Confidentiality||The DC is alleged to have breached ‘Honesty & Integrity’ & ‘Confidentiality’ by accessing & disclosing information for a non-policing purpose then providing information to a family member under investigation thereby influencing that police investigation||Immediate dismissal||Yes|
|Discreditable conduct whilst off duty||A special case hearing took place on 22/08/17 in relation to one allegation of discreditable conduct||Final written warning||None|
|Breach of Standards of professional behaviour||A special case hearing took place on 27/4/17 in relation to five breaches of discreditable conduct.||Dismissed by Chief Constable Spittal with immediate effect.||The IPCC were involved, and it was ran as a local investigation by Cleveland Police.|
|Order and Instructions, Honesty and Integrity||A PC was alleged to have provided an employment reference for a former officer in contravention of current force policy and furthermore provided false and misleading information on this reference which assisted the former officer in gaining employment.||Dismissed without notice.||None|
|Discreditable conduct||A PC was dismissed for discreditable conduct. This was due to her arrest for common assault and drunk and disorderly behaviour on 30/12/14. The officer was subsequently convicted of both offences at Newcastle Magistrates Court on 18th March 2016.||Dismissed||None|
|Discreditable conduct, honesty and integrity, equality and diversity, authority, respect and courtesy.||The PC was also proven to have made comments to another member of staff whilst on duty that amounted to misconduct and was subsequently sanctioned with management action as he did not show respect and courtesy to a colleague.||Written warning and management action for two counts of not treating colleagues with respect and courtesy. Four other allegations not proven||None|
|The allegations were that the officer had breached standards of authority, respect and courtesy, discreditable conduct and confidentiality.||The officer was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect to authority, respect and courtesy, discreditable conduct and confidentiality.||The officer was dismissed without notice.||The case was referred and assessd as a local investigation. The IPCC took no active part in this investigation.|
|Allegation of standards breached -Authority, respect and courtesy, discreditable conduct, equality and diversity||The Officer Was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Authority, respect and courtesy and Discreditable Conduct only at Misconduct level,was not found to have breached the standards of equality and diversity.||The Officer Received a Written Warning.||None|
|Honesty & Integrity||Breaches in the standards of Honesty & Integrity||Resigned prior to a Misconduct Hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity, Discreditable Conduct and Authority, Respect and Courtesy||Was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Discreditable Conduct only at Misconduct level||Received a Written Warning||None|
|Honesty and integrity, Discreditable conduct||Breaches in the standards of Honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct||Dismissed without notice||none.|
|Behaviour of Honesty and Integrity||Breaches in the Standards Of Professional Behaviour of Honesty and Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities.||Writtien Warning||NO|
|Honesty & Integrity||This has now been appealed please see Police Appeals Tribunal (PAT) link for more details||None|
|Discreditable Conduct||Did not follow the procedure in relation to the disposal of police equipment.||Management Action||None|
|Discreditable Conduct||Individual whilst off duty on night out accompanies a male known to them to purchase class A drugs. The individual, in company with the male then transports the drugs back to males home address.||Dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing||None|
|Other Assault||Allegation by a member of the public that they were repeatedly assaulted by Officers after they had been warned that they were to be arrested for D&D.||No Case to Answer||Matter referred to the IPCC and sent back for local investigation|
|Discreditable Conduct||Failure to properly investigate an assault even though there was film footage of the incident, which alone was sufficient to charge the assailant with the offence.||Dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing||None|
|Misuse of systems||Passed confidential information to a third party and misused police computer systems||Dismissed||No|
|Honesty and Integrity||Failed to properly investigate and record crimes. Inappropriate comments and text messages sent to females the individual came into contact with during the course of their duties.||Dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity||On a number of occasions whilst on duty, the individual spends lengthy periods of time at their home address, which includes in excess of five hours on one bank holiday and three hours on another bank holiday.||Resigned prior to a misconduct hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct.||Abuse of position as a police officer.||Resigned prior to attending a Special Case Hearing||Yes|
|Honesty and Integrity||Whilst under investigation for a discipline matter the individual produced a document into the investigation which was false.||Dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity and Confidentiality||A conviction at Newcastle Magistrates Court for 5 x offences contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998 for which the officer received a fine.||Resigned prior to attending a Misconduct Hearing.||None|
|Honesty and Integrity||Failing to act appropriately in the position of Police Officer in relation to safeguarding issues||Resigned prior to a misconduct hearing||Matter referred to the IPCC and sent back for local investigation|
|Gross misconduct||A conviction at Newcastle Magistrates Court for Racially Aggravated Public Order for which the officer was fined.||Resigned following an appeal dismissal and prior to a disciplinary hearing.||None|
|Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct.||Officer on long term sick leave alleged that she was unable to continue sporting activities as a result of an injury on duty, but alleged to have been competing in long distance sporting events.||Resigned prior to a Misconduct Hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity||Allegations of periods of unauthorised absence, false pocket notebook entries and false mileage allowance claims.||Resigned prior to a Misconduct Hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity||Failing to check operational equipment was working properly before use, and subsequently claiming the checks had been carried out||Dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing||None|
|Breaching standards of professional behaviour||A conviction at Newcastle Magistrates Court for Common Assault on a youth for which the officer was fined||Resigned prior to misconduct hearing||None|
|Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable conduct||Arrested in relation to inappropriate disposal of personal data and misconduct in a public office||Resigned prior to a misconduct hearing and no further action taken||none|
|Honesty and Integrity||Matters referred to the Force by Operation Sacristy and misuse of public funds||Resigned prior to a misconduct hearing||IPCC independent investigation into misuse of public funds|
|Honesty and Integrity||The officer was arrested for being drunk and disorderly, and failed to inform the Force||Resigned prior to a misconduct hearing||IPCC independent investigation|