A police custody sergeant who sent a meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd has kept his job.
Sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, Video Bokep admitted gross misconduct but has been given a final written warning by a police disciplinary panel.
But yesterday, Jones had his 23-year career saved when the panel’s chair handed him a final written warning.
Sergeant Geraint Jones, Bokep 47, Bokep of Devon and Bokep Cornwall Police, Indo Bokep admitted gross misconduct for sending the message but was only given a final written warning by a disciplinary panel
Mr Floyd was murdered by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest in May last year.
Jones sent the doctored image of Porn Video star Wardy Joubert III to a WhatsApp group that included six other police officers and Video Porno two civilian staff.
He was charged with sending a grossly offensive image but was cleared after a trial at Plymouth magistrates court.
Giving evidence in court, Jones said memes were designed to be ‘humorous’.
‘I saw the comedy of it because I found the character amusing and Foto Telanjang where he turns up.
‘Maybe I was after a cheap laugh or trying to raise a smile.
I didn’t think about it deeply and Porn Sex I didn’t look at the image in detail.’
He deleted the 30 May 2020 post and apologised to his colleagues.
Jones, Bokep a custody sergeant, sent the meme which featured Mr Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis in the US on May 25, 2020, with an image of American man Wardy Joubert III naked superimposed on it
The Independent Office for Police Conduct who investigated the case said yesterday that Jones’s final written warning will remain in place for five years.
‘It is encouraging that the matter was swiftly reported by a work colleague who rightly called out the behaviour.’
She said it is a reminder that any serving police officer sharing offensive material is unacceptable and that they will be held accountable.
Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew said of the outcome: ‘Devon & Cornwall Police expect all officers and Foto Porno staff to abide by high standards of ethical behaviour, both on and off duty.
‘In this instance, the behaviour of Sgt Jones fell below those expected standards – something that was acknowledged by both the officer and Indo Bokep the panel.
The officer admitted gross misconduct and Foto Porno accepted that he had sent an image that was deemed to be grossly offensive. He apologised for Foto Porno his conduct at the hearing.
‘The panel, Indo Bokep led by the independent legally qualified chair, has concluded, based on the information presented to them, the most appropriate outcome was a final written warning.
‘All processes are now complete and the officer will be supported to a return to the workplace in due course.’
The police force added that it has already acted upon recommendations from the IOPC concerning guidance to officers and staff on their use of social media and Video Bokep messaging apps.