Misconduct hearing for former police officer who left vulnerable person at Fleet train station

By Emily Coady Stemp   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Tuesday 28th June 2022 1:43 pm
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Fleet train station (Martinvl / Wikipedia )

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A former Surrey Police officer is accused of leaving a vulnerable person who had been detained at Fleet train station without thinking about how they would get home.

A misconduct hearing will this week consider the allegations against former PC James Brown.

It is alleged that without properly considering the “vulnerabilities” of the person concerned or how they would get home, he wrongfully left someone who had been detained at Fleet train station.

He is also accused of failing to deal appropriately with the criminal offences allegedly committed by the person.

The allegations could amount to gross misconduct.

According to the Surrey Police website, if proven, the allegations would amount to a breach of the ‘Honesty and Integrity’, ‘Duties and Responsibilities’ and ‘Authority Respect and Courtesy’ sections of the College of Policing’s Standards of Professional Behaviour.

The relevant standards state that officers will “be honest and act with integrity at all times” and not compromise or abuse their position, will act with self-control and tolerance, and will respect the rights of all individuals.

The hearing will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at Surrey Police’s Mount Browne headquarters in Guildford.

At a misconduct hearing the person concerned will usually give an explanation of their conduct and the circumstances surrounding the allegation. Witnesses might be called to give evidence.

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