Staffordshire Police officer found guilty of misconduct for using racially offensive language

A serving Staffordshire Police officer has been found guilty of misconduct for using racially offensive language.

Since Monday an independent panel has been hearing evidence about PC Andrew Goodwin and two other officers, following an incident in which racially insensitive language was alleged to have been used, and overheard by other members of staff.

The matter was reported and investigated by the force's Performance and Standards Department.

The findings of this investigation were presented to the panel, who found PC Goodwin guilty of misconduct.

He has now been issued with a final written warning.

The panel found the other two officers had no case to answer.

Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker said: "We expect the highest standards of professionalism and integrity from all officers and staff. If and when this is called into question we take the matter seriously and work to ensure this does not happen again.

"I am clear that there is no place within Staffordshire Police for racism or prejudice and we will continue to address any behaviour that falls below the mark."



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