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, Porn Sex 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 Foto Telanjang courtesy and discreditable conduct.

But yesterday, 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, 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, Porn Sex 47, Video Bokep of Devon and Cornwall Police, admitted gross misconduct for Porn Sex 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 Video actor Bokep 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, 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, 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, Video Bokep 46, Porn Video pictured, Video Bokep 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, Video Porno including scenes showing former US president Donald Trump and 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 Porn Video forms,’ Jones told the court.

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

‘Maybe I was after a cheap laugh or Porn Video trying to raise a smile.

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

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

Geraint Jones

Geraint Jones

Geraint Jones

Geraint Jones

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

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

IOPC regional director Foto Porno Catrin Evans said: Porn Sex ‘The image was bound to cause significant offence, Video Porno 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: ‘Devon & Cornwall Police expect all officers and Indo Bokep staff to abide by high standards of ethical behaviour, both on and Porn Video off duty.

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

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

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

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