PS James Watson

Metropolitan Police Service

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Sergeant James Watson of Metropolitan Police Service

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

It is alleged that on the 21 September 2018 whilst on plain clothes duty alone, PS Watson became engaged in a foot pursuit that resulted in him calling for assistance. PS Watson was wearing his body worn video which recorded the pursuit. PS Watson completed a statement in relation to the incident and made no mention of any body worn video, in a conversation with another police sergeant, PS Watson said there was no body worn video of the incident and in a conversation with a police constable asked ‘How do I get rid of body worn video’.

It is further alleged on the 28 June 2021, PS Watson contacted another police constable and asked them to provide false evidence in misconduct proceedings relating to the incident that had taken place on the 21 September 2018.

It is alleged that in acting in this way PS James Watson breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct.

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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