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Detective fined 13 days pay for sexism and homophobia

PinkNews Staff Writer September 15, 2009
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A Nottinghamshire detective constable who was found to have made homophobic, sexist and racist remarks to colleagues has been fined 13 days pay.

The unnamed officer was found to have made the offensive comments to colleagues about other staff and members of the public, the Nottingham Evening Post reports.

The remarks, made in 2004 and 2005, were discovered during an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into another case.

A three-day disciplinary hearing last week concluded that the officer should be fined 13 days pay, the maximum fine of its kind.

IPCC commissioner, Len Jackson, said: “The behaviour of this officer in making offensive sexist and racist remarks about colleagues and others was completely unacceptable. I am pleased Nottinghamshire police, in taking this action, has shown that even within the confines of a CID office such behaviour and language will not be tolerated.”

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