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Novlett Robyn Williams, 56, who was praised for her work after the Grenfell Tower disaster, was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for indecent image possession in November 2019.
Her Old Bailey trial heard that Williams received the video via WhatsApp from her older sister Jennifer Hodge, 57, to whom she had originally sent the video of her long-time boyfriend of hers. , Dido Massivi, 63 years old.
Williams, who has since been fired without notice by the Metropolitan Police for “gross misconduct,” appealed both her conviction and her sentence at a hearing today.
She attended the Royal Courts of Justice in London to present her appeal, as did Hodge and Massivi, who also questioned her convictions.
Supt Novlett Robyn Williams pictured with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in September 2016. Supt Williams is a founding member of the National Black Police Association
‘They were giving evidence on what was present on his phone to be seen and that was the central issue in the case and one that required expert evidence to reconstruct the miniature, its clarity, its size and how it would have appeared in the absence of the original miniature. . ‘
Williams was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for possessing an indecent image at the Old Bailey in November 2019.
The Metropolitan Police officer was “disappointed and devastated” by her decision, according to the Association of Police Superintendents, which had supported her during the trial and the disciplinary process.
Speaking outside the Royal Courts of Justice today, Victor Marshall of the Association of Police Superintendents said: “We are clearly very disappointed, but very grateful to the court for considering the appeal.
Of course, other proceedings are still pending in the Police Court of Appeals, which will be Robyn’s appeal against the dismissal of the Metropolitan Police.
“There are and continue to be very strong concerns about this case and why it was filed in the first place.”
Janet Hills, president of the Metropolitan Black Police Association, added: ‘We are very grateful that you have heard this appeal.
But from our perspective, the fact that it was allowed to have this appeal, we felt like something went wrong along the way.
“Robyn will continue to have the support of the Black Police Association for all other pending issues in this case.”
The Metropolitan Police officer was called to the hearing on allegations that he had violated standards of professional conduct following an investigation by the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).
Following his firing, the Met said in a statement: ‘The Independent Office of Police Conduct conducted an independent investigation and the MPS agreed with the IOPC that Supt Williams should face a special case hearing following the conviction of he.
Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, professionalism, sitting with legal counsel, conducted the hearing and found Supt Williams’ conviction to be discredited conduct and amounted to gross misconduct.
The MPS knows that Supt Williams has submitted an application for permission to appeal his conviction to the Court of Appeal.
“However, the regulations under which this special case hearing took place require that such hearings take place without delay.”
At trial, the Old Bailey heard that Williams had an exemplary disciplinary record and was greatly appreciated for her work both after Grenfell and at successive Notting Hill Carnivals.
She was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for her distinguished service in 2003.
Williams faced a second charge, of corrupt or improper exercise of police powers and privileges by failing to notify officers of the video, but he was not found guilty of this charge.
Hodge was sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work after being convicted of distributing an indecent image of a child.
He received the images from his partner, the bus driver Massivi, who was convicted of the same charge and of possessing extreme pornography.
Massivi was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years and forced to do 200 hours of unpaid work.