Success for Steven Crossley and Jason MacAdam in Gross Misconduct case

November 23, 2017

Steven Crossley and Jason MacAdam from Exchange Chambers have secured dismissal of allegations of Gross Misconduct against two GMP Officers.

Each Officer faced allegations of Honesty and Integrity (alleged collusion in the preparation of witness statements) and Authority, Respect and Courtesy (alleged racially motivated and offensive language) after a two year investigation conducted by the IPCC. The allegations were denied.

At the start of the scheduled 7 day Hearing, following requests for disclosure on behalf of the Officers, the IPCC, represented by Counsel, and the Appropriate Authority of GMP conceded neither could indicate they had discharged their disclosure obligations necessary to ensure a fair hearing. It was argued on behalf of the Officers that there had been investigative failures on the part of the IPCC and failures to disclose relevant material in breach of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012. The Panel refused an application to adjourn to give the IPCC and the AA more time and dismissed the allegations against the Officers.

Steven and Jason were instructed by Dan Weed of Burton Copeland Solicitors.

Steven and Jason are acknowledged as Leading Individuals in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and are members of Chambers’ Police Law, Criminal Law and Professional Discipline Teams.