Alex Menary Secures Final Written Warning before Police Misconduct Panel

October 28, 2020

Alex Menary has successfully defended a West Yorkshire PC at his misconduct hearing for allegations of gross misconduct. The officer faced dismissal having been accused of racially abusing and assaulting door supervisors, resisting arrest and being unfit for duty.

Following a three-day contested hearing, the majority of the allegations were dismissed, although the panel did find that the officer’s admitted actions amounted to gross misconduct. Despite strong submissions for dismissal, Alex persuaded the panel that a final written warning was appropriate.

Alex Menary is a member of the Exchange Chambers Police Team, and regularly acts for police officers of all ranks across the country in misconduct and criminal proceedings.

Alex was instructed in this case by Darren Cook of RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors in Leeds. Darren said “Alex agreed to take the instructions at short notice and his experience immediately allowed him to identify the issues in what was a particularly challenging case. All involved were in agreement that his expertise in putting the client at ease, dealing with witness evidence and addressing the panel was pivotal in achieving this excellent result.”