Notice for hearing to be held in public 4 – 5 October 2021

Detective Chief Inspector James Mason based at Central Specialist Crime Unit, will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of Standards of professional Behaviour, in respect of:

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Authority, Respect & Courtesy
  • Discreditable Conduct

On the 23rd October 2011 whilst in the rank of Detective Sergeant, DCI Mason took a witness statement from a female victim of an attempted Robbery.

Whilst taking the statement it is alleged that DCI Mason (then DS Mason) asked the victim inappropriate questions about her personal life, relationships and whether she would like to go for dinner that evening.

On the 24th October 2011 it is further alleged that DCI Mason (then DS Mason) was contacted by the female victim via email to enquire if further investigation could be done. DCI Mason (then DS Mason) engaged in an inappropriate email exchange with the female victim in an attempt to establish a relationship with a person he knew to be a victim of crime.

It is alleged that in acting this way Detective Chief Inspector James Mason breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Honesty & Integrity, Authority, Respect & Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct’.

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

The hearing will start on Monday 4 October 2021 and is listed for 2 days.

It will be held at 9.30am in the hearing suite, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW6 1TR.

The identity of victims/witnesses will be protected during the hearing as appropriate.

If you wish to attend please register via our website.

If you wish to apply for a seat, please ensure that you have read the detail regarding condition of entry which is a requirement on the booking form. Seating will be limited to allow for social distancing measures and face masks will be required to be worn by all those who are not exempt.