Met police commander accused of calling pregnant colleague ‘f****** nutter’ and approving invalid expense claims worth £5,500

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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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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