Four police officers face a misconduct hearing after being accused of gross misconduct. Former PC Barratt, former PC Feeney, PC Hood and SC Kingston allegedly breached the standards of professional behaviour at Lincolnshire Police.
The four constables were stationed at Lincoln when the alleged misconduct occurred. It is alleged that on October 24, 2021 the officers breached the standards of professional behaviour when they attended an incident at Thesiger Street, Lincoln and used excessive force against a member of the public.
It is also alleged that three of the officers forcibly placed the man into a police car when not under arrest and took him to a separate address. At the address, force was supposedly used again without any lawful authority and they then entered and searched the address without police powers or authority to do so.
The constables failed to show respect and courtesy and failed in their duty of care by failing to provide appropriate care and support and failed to deal with offences that had been committed, Lincolnshire Police says. They allegedly failed to challenge and report the conduct of colleagues.
The conduct, if proved, amounts to gross misconduct. A hearing will take place at Lincolnshire Police headquarters from Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13.
It is alleged that the Constables breached the following standards of professional behaviour:
- Authority, respect, and courtesy
- Use of force
- Duties and responsibilities
- Orders and instructions
- Challenging and reporting improper conduct