A serving Metropolitan Police commander has been embroiled in a bullying scandal.
Ch Supt Paul Martin, who serves as the West Area Borough Commander for Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon, allegedly called a pregnant colleague a ‘f****** nutter’ and has been known to shout at employees, it is claimed.
Martin is facing an independent disciplinary panel for his alleged actions, which date back to 2017.
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According to the Metropolitan Police, Martin is being investigated for the following alleged breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
These are summarised below:
- Honesty and Integrity and Duties and Responsibilities: acting as an assessor in a promotion process in respect of which Chief Inspector Kandohla was a candidate and failing to declare a conflict of interest;
- Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct: in respect of conduct concerning a covertly recorded conversation with another chief superintendent and a Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) investigation in relation to (1) above;
- Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct: instructing a more junior officer to submit a ‘Right Line’ report with an allegation of improper conduct by another chief superintendent knowing that such an allegation was unfounded;
- Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Orders and Instructions: in respect of conduct concerning misuse of a corporate Barclaycard;
- Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Equality and Diversity: in respect of conduct towards junior colleagues throughout 2017-2018 including discriminatory conduct.
Yesterday (November 1), the hearing heard that Martin had allegedly approved £5,500 of his own invalid expense claims on the card of Sergeant James Di-Luzio’s, an officer who reported to him.
Among the items he is said to have claimed are flight upgrades, alcohol and travel insurance.
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LondonWorld.com have reported that Martin is also being investigated for claims of bullying towards his staff.
The outlet reports that Martin would ‘bellow’ at junior staff and tell some of them to ‘get a life’.
The hearing is set to continue until December 3.
MyLondon has contacted the Met police for comment.
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