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

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

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

The Devon and Porn Video Cornwall Police officer was found to have breached professional standards of authority, Foto Telanjang 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 Foto Porno Cornwall Police, Indo Bokep admitted gross misconduct for Indo Bokep sending the message but was only given a final written warning by a disciplinary panel

Sgt Jones, Foto Telanjang of Torquay, Foto Porno had sent the altered image of a naked adult Porn Video actor Porn Video 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 Video star Wardy Joubert III to a WhatsApp group that included six other police officers and Indo Bokep 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, Bokep 46, pictured, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota while being arrested by a police officer who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes

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

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

‘I saw the comedy of it because I found the character amusing and Bokep where he turns up.

‘Maybe I was after a cheap laugh or Indo Bokep trying to raise a smile.

I didn’t think about it deeply and Porn Sex I didn’t look at the image in detail.’

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

Jones, a custody sergeant, Foto Telanjang sent the meme which featured Mr Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis in the US on May 25, 2020, with an image of American man Wardy Joubert III naked superimposed on it

The Independent Office for Foto Telanjang Police Conduct who investigated the case said yesterday that Jones’s final written warning will remain in place for Foto Porno five years.

IOPC regional director Foto Telanjang Catrin Evans said: Indo Bokep ‘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 that they will be held accountable.  

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

‘In this instance, Indo Bokep the behaviour of Sgt Jones fell below those expected standards – something that was acknowledged by both the officer and Foto Porno the panel.

The officer admitted gross misconduct and Indo Bokep accepted that he had sent an image that was deemed to be grossly offensive. He apologised for Video Bokep his conduct at the hearing.

‘The panel, Porn Video led by the independent legally qualified chair, Video Bokep has concluded, based on the information presented to them, Foto Telanjang 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 Video Porno staff on their use of social media and messaging apps.

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