Two senior Met Police officers dismissed after ‘appalling’ behaviour to junior staff
Paul Martin (left) and Davinder Kandohla (centre) (Picture: UKNIP)
Two senior officers in the Metropolitan Police have been sacked over allegations of bullying, bogus expense claims and cronyism, including when one of them called a pregnant colleague a ‘f***ing nutter’.
Chief Superintendent Paul Martin was found to have failed to declare a conflict of interest when he interviewed his close friend Davinder Kandohla for a promotion.
He then committed further misconduct in a bid for revenge on the man he accused of ‘grassing’ on him to bosses, a hearing was told.
Martin claimed more than £5,500 in expenses while using a card owned by Police Sergeant James Di-Luzio on alcohol, travel insurance and flight upgrades on a week-long trip to a policing conference in Florida.
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Chief Inspector Kandohla was also accused of failing to declare the conflict of interest in the promotion process, and telling colleagues to make false statements on two occasions.
His wife, PC Parina Kandohla, was also accused of failing to report and challenge him, but the allegations against her were not proven.
The police misconduct hearing in west London also heard all three male officers bullied more junior colleagues.
The officers worked for the Metropolitan Police (Picture: Getty)
Their behaviour came to light in July 2018 when a colleague told bosses Martin had been an assessor during Kandohla’s application to become a Superintendent.
Martin told one colleague he disliked to ‘get a life and die’ and also claimed another colleague’s pregnancy had led her to talk too much before calling her a ‘f***ing nutter’.
In a separate allegation, Kandohla is said to have left a message for the same woman which read ‘hi mwah x, guess who? want u.’
Martin told another colleague her predecessor had failed the loyalty tests he had set and said colleagues had to be loyal to him or ‘face the consequences.’
The hearing was told he would ‘bellow’ demands that one junior female colleague should make his tea and porridge and wash up the bowl.
It is also alleged Kandohla called one colleague who told an officer he had seen him in a pub with a junior female officer a ‘c**t’ and said he wanted to ‘sort it out in the locker room’.
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