A police custody sergeant who sent a meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd has kept his job.
Sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, admitted gross misconduct but has been given a final written warning by a police disciplinary panel.
The Devon and Cornwall Police officer was found to have breached professional standards of authority, Porn Sex respect and courtesy and Indo Bokep discreditable conduct.
Sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, of Devon and Cornwall Police, Video Porno 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.
He was charged with sending a grossly offensive image but was cleared after a trial at Plymouth magistrates court.
He described how the image of Mr Joubert had featured in many other memes, Indo Bokep including scenes showing former US president Donald Trump and Video Bokep the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.
‘I knew that meme was going viral at the time and they had seen it in various shapes and forms,’ Jones told the court.
‘I saw the comedy of it because I found the character amusing and where he turns up.
‘Maybe I was after a cheap laugh or Bokep trying to raise a smile.
I didn’t think about it deeply and I didn’t look at the image in detail.’
He deleted the 30 May 2020 post and Porn Video apologised to his colleagues.
Jones, Porn Sex a custody sergeant, Foto Porno 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
IOPC regional director Catrin Evans said: ‘The image was bound to cause significant offence, not least without our Black communities.
‘It is encouraging that the matter was swiftly reported by a work colleague who rightly called out the behaviour.’
Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew said of the outcome: Video Porno ‘Devon & Cornwall Police expect all officers and staff to abide by high standards of ethical behaviour, Porn Sex 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 the panel.
The officer admitted gross misconduct and accepted that he had sent an image that was deemed to be grossly offensive. He apologised for his conduct at the hearing.
‘The panel, Foto Telanjang led by the independent legally qualified chair, has concluded, based on the information presented to them, Porn Sex 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.