Police officer, 35, ‘mocked woman with mental health issues on Snapchat videos he sent to a friend’
- PC Neil Tong, of Walsall, allegedly mocked a woman with mental health issues
- The police officer is alleged to have sent the cruel videos via Snapchat to friends
- In a clip it is suggested he kicked out at a woman and threw a ball of paper at her
- Tong, 35, is facing a gross misconduct charge in a trial expected to last four days
PC Neil Tong, of Walsall in the West Midlands, allegedly mocked the woman, known as Miss C, in several videos sent to a friend between December 2015 and March 2016
A police officer allegedly mocked a woman with mental health issues on a Snapchat video shared with a friend.
PC Neil Tong, of Walsall in the West Midlands, allegedly mocked the woman, known as Miss C, in several videos sent to a friend between December 2015 and March 2016.
The 35-year-old is facing a charge of gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing. He has admitted misconduct but denied gross misconduct.
The hearing was told in one video he filmed her with the message ‘look who’s called again’ with several laughing emojis.
In another he is allegedly heard saying ‘little bastard’ before an object which looks like a ball of paper is thrown at her.
In another video there is laughter as an object is thrown at Miss C, who is struggling to form a lucid conversation.
Then in another video he is allegedly seen kicking out at her as she tries to hit him with a slipper.
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Amy Clarke, representing West Midlands Police said: ‘We say the standards of professional behaviour have been breached and this gives rise to gross misonduct.’
PC Tong is also facing disciplinary action over the way he handled a suspect who had been arrested and brought into Walsall Police Station on July 28 2016.
PC Tong is also facing disciplinary action over the way he handled a suspect who had been arrested and brought into Walsall Police Station on July 28 2016
He is charged with gross misconduct alongside PC Neil Craig Elliot. PC Elliot has denied the charge of gross misconduct.
The hearing was told the pair arrested the man for suspected drug offences in Walsall.
A complaint was later made by the suspect, named as Nathan Johnson, alleging that excessive force had been used during that arrest.
PC Elliot is alleged to have claimed he fell to the floor after the man lashed out at him, saying his arm had been injured.
PC Tong backed up his claim. But Amy Clarke, representing the Police Professional Standards, said CCTV shown in court of the incident will prove this was false.
The hearing is being led by an independent panel and chaired by Douglas Readings. It is expected to last four days.
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