A police custody sergeant who sent a meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd has kept his job.
Sergeant Geraint Jones, 47, Bokep admitted gross misconduct but has been given a final written warning by a police disciplinary panel.
The Devon and Bokep Cornwall Police officer was found to have breached professional standards of authority, Indo Bokep respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct.
But yesterday, Foto Porno Jones had his 23-year career saved when the panel’s chair handed him a final written warning.
Sgt Jones, of Torquay, had sent the altered image of a naked adult Porn Sex actor 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 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’.
George Floyd, Video Porno 46, pictured, Video Porno was killed in Minneapolis, 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, Indo Bokep including scenes showing former US president Donald Trump and Indo 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 Foto Porno forms,’ Jones told the court.
‘Maybe I was after a cheap laugh or Indo Bokep trying to raise a smile.
I didn’t think about it deeply and Foto Porno I didn’t look at the image in detail.’
Jones, Foto Porno a custody sergeant, sent the meme which featured Mr Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis in the US on May 25, 2020, Indo Bokep 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.
‘In this instance, Indo Bokep the behaviour of Sgt Jones fell below those expected standards – something that was acknowledged by both the officer and Porn Sex 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, 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.’