Police sergeant who sent 'offensive meme' of George Floyd keeps job

A police custody sergeant who sent a meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd has kept his job.

Sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, Indo Bokep admitted gross misconduct but has been given a final written warning by a police disciplinary panel.

The Devon and Video Bokep Cornwall Police officer was found to have breached professional standards of authority, Video Porno respect and courtesy and Porn Sex discreditable conduct.

But yesterday, Foto Porno Jones had his 23-year career saved when the panel’s chair handed him a final written warning.

Sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, of Devon and Cornwall Police, admitted gross misconduct for sending the message but was only given a final written warning by a disciplinary panel

Sergeant Geraint Jones, Foto Telanjang 47, Bokep of Devon and Indo Bokep Cornwall Police, admitted gross misconduct for Video Bokep sending the message but was only given a final written warning by a disciplinary panel

Sgt Jones, Porn Sex of Torquay, had sent the altered image of a naked adult Porn Sex actor Foto Telanjang in the place of a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.

Mr Floyd was murdered by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest in May last year.

Jones sent the doctored image of Porn Sex star Wardy Joubert III to a WhatsApp group that included six other police officers and Porn Sex 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, Video Porno Jones said memes were designed to be ‘humorous’.

George Floyd, 46, pictured, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota while being arrested by a police officer who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes

George Floyd, Bokep 46, Porn Sex pictured, Video Bokep was killed in Minneapolis, Video Porno Minnesota while being arrested by a police officer who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes

He described how the image of Mr Joubert had featured in many other memes, including scenes showing former US president Donald Trump and Foto Porno the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

‘I knew that meme was going viral at the time and Video Bokep they had seen it in various shapes and Foto Telanjang forms,’ Jones told the court.

‘I saw the comedy of it because I found the character amusing and Porn Video 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 Indo Bokep I didn’t look at the image in detail.’

He deleted the 30 May 2020 post and Video Porno apologised to his colleagues.

Geraint Jones

Geraint Jones

Jones, Video Porno a custody sergeant, Foto Porno sent the meme which featured Mr Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis in the US on May 25, Video Bokep 2020, Foto Telanjang 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 Porn Video five years.

IOPC regional director Bokep Catrin Evans said: ‘The image was bound to cause significant offence, Porn Video 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.’

She said it is a reminder that any serving police officer sharing offensive material is unacceptable and Foto Porno that they will be held accountable.  

Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew said of the outcome: ‘Devon & Cornwall Police expect all officers and Foto Telanjang staff to abide by high standards of ethical behaviour, Foto Porno both on and Porn Sex off duty.

‘In this instance, Video Porno 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 Video Porno accepted that he had sent an image that was deemed to be grossly offensive. He apologised for Video Porno his conduct at the hearing.

‘The panel, Porn Video led by the independent legally qualified chair, Bokep has concluded, Foto Porno based on the information presented to them, Porn Video the most appropriate outcome was a final written warning.

‘All processes are now complete and Indo Bokep 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 Bokep staff on their use of social media and Video Porno messaging apps.


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