EXCLUSIVE: Police officer charged with misconduct after ‘taking selfies at scene where teenage boy was stabbed to death’
- Ryan Connolly, 37, of Merseyside Police, is accused of taking photos of himself at a murder scene while on duty
- Connolly is also accused of using his mobile phone to take photos of police documents and a number of individuals who police were dealing with
- The officer appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court yesterday to face charges of misconduct in public office
This is the police officer accused of taking photos of himself at the scene where a teenager had been stabbed to death, MailOnline can reveal.
PC Ryan Connolly, 37, of Merseyside Police, is also accused of using his mobile phone to take photos of police documents and a number of individuals who police were dealing with.
Connolly was pictured for the first time leaving his Liverpool home yesterday as he left to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court to face charges of misconduct in public office.
PC Ryan Connolly (pictured leaving his home in Liverpool) is accused of taking selfies at a murder scene while on duty in Liverpool where a teenager was stabbed to death
The former PC, 37, appeared in court yesterday charged with misconduct in public office
PC Connolly, of Merseyside Police hid his face inside his coat when he arrived at court
The officer is alleged to have taken selfies while on duty at the site where Daniel Gee-Jamieson, 16 was fatally stabbed in the Liverpool suburb of Gateacre on 3 July 2018.
The image was not of the victim’s body but of Connolly lying down in the sun in a public park while he was on duty at the murder scene cordon, it is alleged.
Connolly allegedly took selfies where Daniel Gee-Jamieson (above), 16 was fatally stabbed
The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1 February 2014 and 4 February 2020 when he was on duty.
Appearing at Manchester Magistrates Court on misconduct in public office charges, Connolly, did not enter a plea. He spoke only to confirm his name and his address.
District Judge Jack McGarva told him that the magistrates court ‘could not deal with the case’ and ordered him to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday.
He is then expected to enter his plea to the charge but was released on bail in the meantime.
Connolly’s mobile phone was seized during an anti-corruption investigation by Merseyside Police in 2020 when the images were discovered.
In the case of Daniel Gee-Jamieson, Connolly was tasked with securing the crime scene after the teenager was taken to hospital when he took the photographs.
His mother, Mandy Jamieson – who found her son covered in blood in the park – told MailOnline that she is ‘horrified’ by the allegations against the police officer.
Daniel’s mother Mandy Jamieson (above with her son) – who found him covered in blood in the park – told MailOnline that she is ‘horrified’ by the allegations against the police officer
Daniel (pictured above) was knifed by Owen Cousins, 17, in an attack watched by 30 youths
PC Connolly was tasked with securing the crime scene after Daniel was taken to hospital when he took the photographs of himself lying down in the sun in a public park while on duty
Daniel died in hospital after he was stabbed during the fight. His mother said Connolly took photographs of himself ‘lying down at the scene’.
Daniel was knifed by Owen Cousins, 17, watched by up to 30 youths.
Cousins was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter, after Liverpool Crown Court heard Danny had been bullied by him and his associates. He was jailed for 11 years.
Read more at DailyMail.co.uk