Northumbria Police demands the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity from its officers and staff. Where those standards are not met, consideration may be given to instigating misconduct proceedings. We are committed to transparency and accountability. As such we will publish the outcomes of misconduct meetings, misconduct hearings and also those who resign prior to the conclusion of misconduct proceedings (where it is established that there was a case to answer).
Where an officer/member of staff faces allegations of gross misconduct they would attend a misconduct hearing. If they are found to have breached the relevant standards of professional behaviour they may be dismissed.
Where the officer/member of staff faces allegations of misconduct they would attend a misconduct meeting. If they are found to have breached the relevant standards of professional behaviour the maximum penalty would be a final written warning.
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Water will be provided during the hearing.
Dates & times:
Monday 01st July 2019
10:30am – 4:00pm
Police Constable 739 Mennim
Old Magistrates Court
Houghton Police Station
Houghton Le Spring
In relation to:
Allegation 1 – Use of Force
On 04 March 2018, at North Shields Metro Station, PC Mennim unlawfully took physical hold of Child A by Child A’s arm. By physically detaining Child A, PC Mennim applied unnecessary force to Child A.
Allegation 2 – Use of Force
On 04 March 2019, at North Shields Metro station, PC Mennim used unlawful and excessive force by applying handcuffs and physically restraining Child A. By applying handcuffs and physically restraining Child A, PC Mennim applied unnecessary and excessive force to Child A.
It is alleged that the officer’s conduct breaches the above referred to Standards of Professional Behaviour and amounts to Gross Misconduct.
Closing date to register interest in attending: 4:00pm - Friday 28th June 2019
Further information: Under new Home Office Regulations this hearing will be held in public.