South Yorkshire Police inspector disciplined for racist, sexist and offensive comments

By Sam Cooper | 22/09/2017

South Yorkshire Police inspector disciplined for racist, sexist and offensive comments

A POLICE inspector has been given a final warning after making racist, sexist and offensive comments to his colleagues.

The South Yorkshire police officer, who cannot be named, accepted 12 breaches of the professional standards of behaviour expected by the force, which amounted to gross misconduct.

A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints’ Commission (IPCC) said there was “strong evidence to suggest that the inspector had repeatedly engaged in language and behaviour of a discriminatory nature, some of which involved race, sexual orientation and gender”.

IPCC commissioner Derrick Campbell said: “Our investigation found strong evidence that the inspector used discriminatory language on a regular basis, and that he made his colleagues feel at worse bullied, and at the very least uncomfortable working alongside him.

“If an officer displays this kind of disturbing behaviour, it must be dealt with to ensure that the same kind of discriminatory language isn’t extended to the general public.”

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