A COP was sent on a diversity course after he was heard saying: “Women are mental.”
Another officer got into trouble for suggesting only attractive women would be recruited as detectives.
A cop was sent on a diversity course after he was heard saying ‘women are mental’[/caption]
A Freedom of Information probe into police forces revealed a string of complaints of sexist and racist comments which has seen officers hit with disciplinary hearings.
There were 27 cases last year where officers were disciplined for racism or sexism – including seven where cops ended up losing their jobs.
Police officers caught out making ‘discriminatory’ comments have also been given final warnings and sent on diversity courses to teach them the error of their ways.
Another officer from the same force ended up in hot water for saying: “There’s only one reason why women have tongue pieces.”
A case in Essex saw an officer given a written warning after they said: “I don’t understand why foreigners apply for the job when they can’t even speak English”.
‘WOMEN ARE MENTAL’
Leicestershire Police force sent the officer on a diversity course after the “Women are mental” jibe.
In Hertfordshire an officer was warned after posting what was considered a racist comment on a social media site, while in the West Midlands an officer got a final written warning for a sexist comment.
West Yorkshire police issued a final written warning to an officer who made racist comments about the shooting of black people in the US.
In Surrey it was claimed that one officer told another: “Don’t worry because of your colour they won’t see you out there.”
They went on to make a comment about them fitting in at an Indian takeaway.
However, the misconduct hearing against the officer was eventually not proven.
Of the seven officers who were sacked over racist or sexist behaviour, four were from the Leicestershire force.
One each was axed from Devon and Cornwall, Greater Manchester and Northumbria.
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The Independent Office of Police Complaints (IOPC) said it logged a total of 1,668 claims of discriminatory behaviour against forces last year – a rise of 3percent on the previous 12 months.
Of these, 182 – including the 27 serious disciplinary offences – were subject to “special requirements”.
Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “There is no place in any part of our society for
gratuitously racist and sexist language. We need a police force which is working to eliminate discrimination and to encourage good relations. “It’s disappointing to find that, instead of this, a few actually hold on to these damaging views.”
A Freedom of Information probe into police forces revealed a string of complaints of sexist and racist comments[/caption]
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