Steven Crossley acts in Merseyside’s first public Misconduct Hearing

September 25, 2015

Steven Crossley from Exchange Chambers has successfully represented Police Constable Joanne Parr in Merseyside’s first public Misconduct Hearing.

The Officer faced allegations that, with other officers, she deliberately refused to assist a member of the public struggling with a shoplifter he had detained in Dale Street, Liverpool. Following a 3 day Hearing, the Panel dismissed the allegation that she had seen the struggle or was aware of the request for assistance and the allegation of Gross Misconduct was dismissed. The Panel found Misconduct at the lower end of the scale and directed the Officer to receive Management Advice, the lowest recordable misconduct outcome. The case attracted local and national press interest.

Steven was instructed by Alan Greenidge of Slater and Gordon.

Steven has been recognised again by Legal 500 in the 2015 Edition as a Leading Junior in Regulatory Work and is a member of Chambers’ Police Law team.