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London police sergeant who made racist and homophobic remarks dismissed

Joseph McCormick May 28, 2016
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A police sergeant in London has been sacked after being accused of homophobia, racism and failing to attend a fatal stabbing.

Metropolitan Police Sergeant Kirsten Treasure, who was based in Croydon, London, failed to attend the stabbing of 52-year-old Andrew Else.

Else was stabbed 200 times on 24 April 2014.

London police sergeant who made racist and homophobic remarks dismissed

As well as failing to attend the call for help, Treasure was also accused of making homophobic and racist comments about other officers and members of the public.

She had made the comments 15 reported times, and faced allegations that she refused to give permission to let an officer attend a shoplifting in May 2014.

In June 2014, she allegedly put pressure on officers not to give evidence against her, despite various other officers having complained about her.

After Treasure was dismissed, Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, Directorate of Professional Standards, said: “The catalogue of misconduct by this officer is truly shocking.

“PS Treasure has abandoned her sworn oath to protect the people of London and had no regard for the victim, Andrew Else.

“Her language and behaviour has left no room for her to remain within a police service which demands the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

“Her attitudes to people, be they colleagues, the public or victims of crime, have been shown to be appalling, the polar opposite of what those of a police officer should be, and it is clear that the panel were fully justified in dismissing this officer.”

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