Two cops dedicated gross misconduct by posting “offensive and inappropriate” TikTok movies whereas in uniform, a
misconduct panel has discovered.
PCs Amy Taylor and April Cooper of Cambridgeshire Police posted clips of themselves “shouting offensive language” in a police automotive and dancing inappropriately in a police station.
The officers informed the listening to the movies have been “to spice up morale”.
Each officers got last written warnings.
Chief Constable Nick Dean stated: “There isn’t a doubt in my thoughts that the clips have broken the popularity of this constabulary.”
They have been reported by a member of the general public who had seen the movies and felt they have been “unprofessional”.
‘Insensitive to these struggling’
In a single video each officers have been in uniform “dancing in an inappropriate method utilising fireplace marshal tabards”.
In one other video clip PC Cooper was seen in uniform shouting “coronavirus” down a telephone with the caption “when calling in sick at work they usually ask what’s up”.
Chief Constable Dean stated in his ruling: “This clip was made within the top of a pandemic which remains to be ongoing but you seem like insensitive to the numerous hundreds who’ve suffered and the important position that emergency companies and different companies performed on this outbreak, and proceed to take action.
“This clearly reveals an absence of respect and sensitivity to people who have been struggling or certainly their households and buddies.
“The respect proven to your colleagues in behaving this fashion demonstrates an absence of respect for them and an absence of self-control by you each.
“It can’t be stated that this was a momentary lapse of focus.”
The listening to was informed the attain of the movies on social media had been intensive earlier than they have been taken down.
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