In just under an hour a misconduct hearing will open, via Microsoft Teams, against an un-named Greater Manchester Police officer, writes Neil Wilby.
Within its notice of hearing published on its website, the force has not even cited the breaches of professional standards that the officer, whose rank is also concealed, is alleged to have breached.
The Legally Qualified Chair has also not been named which simply adds to the mystery surrounding the case.
By law, all misconduct hearings should be held in public (which, technically, this is) but the object is defeated if details of the officer are withheld, absent of explanation (there may be sound operational or legal reasons for doing so).
Since 1st January, 2022, GMP has held 44 misconduct hearings of which 93% have been held in public (source: UK News Media). Many of them have been chaired by their chief constable, Stephen Watson (pictured above).
The force press office has been contacted in an attempt to elicit more details.
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