TikTok: Cambridgeshire police officers warned over ‘offensive’ videos

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TikTok: Cambridgeshire police officers warned over 'offensive' videos

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Two cops dedicated gross misconduct by posting “offensive and inappropriate” TikTok movies whereas in uniform, a

misconduct panel has found.

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 had been “to spice up morale”.

Each officers got remaining written warnings.

Chief Constable Nick Dean stated: “There isn’t any doubt in my thoughts that the clips have broken the fame of this constabulary.”

They had been reported by a member of the general public who had seen the movies and felt they had been “unprofessional”.

‘Insensitive to these struggling’

In a single video each officers had 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 cellphone 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 peak of a pandemic which continues to be ongoing but you look like insensitive to the numerous hundreds who’ve suffered and the very important position that emergency providers and different businesses performed on this outbreak, and proceed to take action.

“This clearly reveals a scarcity of respect and sensitivity to those who had been struggling or certainly their households and mates.

“The respect proven to your colleagues in behaving this manner demonstrates a scarcity of respect for them and a scarcity 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 had been taken down.

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