Former Officer Accelerated Misconduct Hearing - Outcome

18 May 2021


West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ (Sat Nav B4 6AT)

Former Officer    
PC 23489 Banfield

Conduct that gave rise to breaches
Gross Misconduct

PC Banfield was charged with assault by beating contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and on 22 January 2021, appeared at Court and pleaded guilty to this offence. On 19 March 2021 PC Banfield appeared at Court for sentencing and was given a community order with a curfew requirement and electronic monitoring, ordered to pay £500 compensation, a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85.

Standards of Professional Behaviour breached    
Discreditable Conduct
Authority, Respect and Courtesy
Use of Force

Proven – Gross Misconduct

View the Chair's report.

Would have been dismissed 

Chief Constable Thompson


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