Gross misconduct proceedings against police driver suspended following submissions by Mark Aldred

In 2017 Police driver PC Russell Kyle was involved in a collision with a pedestrian while responding to reports of a group of marauding males armed with an axe and a hammer

Mark Aldred defended PC Kyle at Lewes Crown Court against criminal charges relating to the collision, where PC Kyle was handed a conditional discharge, with the judge describing his actions as an “unfortunate error”.

The IOPC recommended Gross Misconduct proceedings against Mr Kyle. Mark again acted on PC Kyle’s behalf arguing that a low level careless driving conviction arising from brave and well intended actions in high pressure circumstances should not be characterised as misconduct of any kind. The proceedings were suspended after opening submission arguing for the charges to be reconsidered. 

Mark was instructed in this matter by Adam James of Goodall Barnett James Solicitors. 

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