Police Officer cleared of Gross Misconduct

December 5, 2023

Richard Orme represented a police officer who was cleared of gross misconduct allegations after a woman sustained ‘significant’ injuries falling to the ground as a result of a ‘leg sweep’ performed on her during arrest.

PC Kamren Khan arrested the woman in 2019 after a taxi driver called the police over a dispute involving the passenger allegedly refusing to pay her fare and hurling ‘racist’ abuse at the driver.

At a Gross Misconduct hearing, the panel was called to consider whether PC Khan’s use of force was justified, necessary, and proportionate. The panel agreed that it was, and therefore was not a breach of professional standards.

The case was covered in the Manchester Evening News.