Court: Police officer rightly dismissed for cannabis use
Created: 11/30/2022 11:26 am
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The occasional consumption of marijuana and hashish is not compatible with working as a Berlin police officer.
That was decided by the Berlin administrative court, as announced on Wednesday.
It rejected the application of a police officer trainee who had been fired for his cannabis use and challenged the police's decision.
Berlin - The court confirmed the assessment of the police doctor that the police officer was unsuitable for health reasons because the consumption of the drug could lead to impaired concentration and perception, a lack of self-assessment and impaired coordination.
The man was therefore not allowed to drive a police car or use a weapon and could not perform the duties of a police officer.
Doubts about his character suitability are also justified, the court justified its decision.
There is a suspicion that the man regularly made himself liable to prosecution for buying or possessing drugs.
The police officer had been in training since 2019.
Because he was often ill and allowed himself to be released from sports, he was examined by a police doctor.
A urine sample indicated drug use.
He admitted to "sporadic use of cannabis".
The police doctor declared him permanently unfit for duty.
A required one-year abstinence from drugs was not proven.
An appeal against the decision can be lodged with the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court.