Police officer who accidentally filmed himself hurling racist insults at his TV before accidentally forwarding it to a colleague on WhatsApp has been found guilty of gross misconduct
- Ex Merseyside police officer stopped in disgrace after racist outburst to a colleague
- Former cop James Ennis would have been fired if he hadn’t quit
- He has been banned from ever holding a police post in the UK
- Ennis filmed himself hurling ‘terrible’ assault at a black person on his television
A Merseyside police officer who stopped in disgrace after recording ‘terrible’ racist insults on his TV screen and sending it to a colleague has been found guilty of misconduct.
Former agent James Ennis resigned before a formal misconduct hearing to investigate the matter, which took place on November 15, 2021.
Ennis made the “inappropriate” comments during a television news segment that featured a black person and forwarded the voice message to a colleague on WhatsApp, who raised the alarm with their superiors.
Despite Ennis’ resignation, the Corps’ Professional Standards Division has held disciplinary hearings for an independent chairman. It was determined that he would have been fired for gross negligence if he had remained in his job.
As a result, Ennis has been placed on the College of Policing’s official ban list, preventing him from holding a police post in the UK in the future.
A Merseyside police officer has been disgraced after recording himself hurling ‘terrible’ racist insults at his TV screen and sending it to a colleague
The hearing revealed that his language was “offensive and incompatible with the role” of a police officer.
A police spokeswoman said: “The officer had been watching the news and heard racist language yelling at a black person featured in the news report.”
Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley added: “We acknowledge the outcome of the hearing and the panel’s verdict.
“The racist language used by this officer was appalling and this outcome shows once again that we will have a zero-tolerance policy towards racism within our force.”
Mr Critchley said all allegations of misconduct are being thoroughly investigated to ensure high standards of ‘integrity and respect’ are maintained.
“I want to reassure the wider community that we will not allow individuals to damage the good name built by the vast majority of our officers and employees who do an outstanding job and serve our communities with compassion, integrity and professionalism at all times, ‘ he said.
“The Force continues to implement the key priorities of the National Race Action Plan.
“Our approach to addressing and addressing racism sends a clear message to our colleagues and the communities of the high standards we expect and which are essential in building trust in our communities.”
Despite Ennis’ resignation, the Corps’ Professional Standards Division has held disciplinary hearings for an independent chairman. It was determined that he would have been fired for gross misconduct if he had stayed with the police
The decision to permanently ban the Merseyside officer comes in the wake of an explosive review published earlier this month on the systematic misconduct of officers within the Metropolitan Police Force.
Hundreds of Scotland Yard agents are still in the ranks despite being charged with crimes such as racism, sexual assault, domestic violence, corruption and fraud, the report found.
Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley was moved to tears after reading the report and has vowed to do what he can to eradicate racism and misconduct within his team.
The report finds that officers are virtually unfired, with only 5 percent of all misconduct cases ending in firing, and racism in the ranks means that black officers and personnel are 81 percent more likely to be charged with misconduct than their white ones. colleagues.
Sir Mark apologized when he said the ‘painful’ report ’embarrasses us’. He said it was “hard not to shed a tear” about how some female and black officers had been treated, and admitted the report had made him angry and “upset”.
Currently, only about 30 to 50 officers are fired from the police each year. Figures show that only 5 percent of the nearly 9,000 Met officers and staff charged with misconduct since 2013 have been fired.
Horrible memes shared on a WhatsApp group with serving and retired Met police officers also appeared earlier this month.
The memes include discriminatory jokes about black Londoners, the shooting of a BLM activist, the murder of George Floyd, the plight of victims of domestic violence and Shamima Begum in a burka uniform joining Scotland Yard as a commissioner.