PC William Scott-Barrett Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

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Constable (PC) William Scott-Barrett of Metropolitan Police Service View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On the 3 February 2021 former PC Scott-Barrett was arrested for sexual communication with a child.

Former PC Scott-Barrett was engaging in communication with a vulnerable child which began in November 2019 and then in June 2020 became inappropriate. The contact was facilitated through an online gaming app and a social media site.

On the 17 January 2022 former PC Scott-Barrett appeared at Isleworth Crown Court where he entered a guilty plea for the charge: Engage in sexual communication with a child.

It is alleged that in acting in this way former PC Scott-Barrett breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Discreditable Conduct’.

It is further alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts individually or collectively to gross misconduct and is so serious as to justify dismissal.

The former officer has resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service and his last day of service was 17 February 2022.

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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