Julian Bennett Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

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Officer(s)

Commander Julian Bennett of Metropolitan Police Service

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

Allegation one

Discreditable Conduct: It is alleged that between February 2019 and 21 July 2020 whilst off duty Cdr Bennett used controlled drugs. It is alleged that Cdr Bennett’s behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation two

Honesty and Integrity, Orders and Instructions, Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett refused to comply with a lawful order to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test, having been informed that there was reasonable cause to suspect that he had used controlled drugs.

It is alleged that Cdr Bennett refused to provide a sample in order to conceal the fact that he had used cannabis, that he did not have a good reason for failing to comply with such a lawful order, and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Allegation three

Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that on 21 July 2020 Cdr Bennett provided an explanation for refusing to provide a sample for a with cause drugs test that he knew to be untrue and that his behaviour brings discredit upon the police service and undermines confidence in it.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 95 Misconduct Hearings
    86% held in public

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS / "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the square mile of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.

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