PC Charlie Merritt Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

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Constable (PC) Charlie Merritt of Metropolitan Police Service

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On 13 February 2022, whilst off duty, former PC Merrit was present at a house party attended by his friends and whilst there became involved in an altercation with another male. This concluded with former PC Merritt assaulting that male.

On 4 April 2022 following an investigation by Essex Police, former PC Merritt was charged with the offence of assault by beating contrary to Section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

On 5 May 2022, at Basildon Magistrates Court, former PC Merritt pleaded guilty to the offence and was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of £640.00, compensation of £100.00, victim services of £64.00 and costs of £105.00 (a total of £909.00).

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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