Met Police officers guilty of gross misconduct after sharing vile messages mocking Katie Price's son Harvey | The Sun

EIGHT Met Police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct after sending "discriminatory and offensive" messages about Katie Price's son Harvey.

The disgraced officers shared sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and disablist comments in a WhatsApp group called "Secret Squirrel S**t".

They referred to disabled people as "m**gs" and made derogatory comments about travellers and people of East Asian heritage.

The officers also regularly targeted Katie's son Harvey, 20, who suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome and autism.

Former sergeant Luke Thomas and ex-acting sergeant Luke Allen were among the eight Met Police officers facing a misconduct panel.

Ex-police constables Kelsey Buchan, Carlo Francisco, Lee South, Darren Jenner and Glynn Rees were also involved in the vile group.

Read more on Katie Price

Katie Price dodges bankruptcy hearing AGAIN after holidays

Katie Price seen for first time since ex Kieran’s ‘child neglect’ arrest

They were all found guilty of gross misconduct alongside Officer B, who can't be named, at a hearing in London today.

Legal chairman Christopher McKay said each former and serving officer committed gross misconduct over their own messages.

They also failed to "challenge or report" the conduct of others in the group.

The five-day hearing was told Thomas racially insulted a black police sergeant and joked about calling his dog Auschwitz or Adolf.

Most read in Showbiz


Jamie Foxx rushed to hospital suffering from 'medical complication'


Reggae legend dies as fans remember 'greatest soundman that ever lived'

baby backlash

Molly Mae mum shamed over baby Bambi’s feeding routine


Molly-Mae says it looks 'like I've had a Brazilian bum lift' after giving birth

He also suggested naming the animal Fred or Ian after "my two favourite child sex killers".

In another conversation, Thomas also insulted a junior female officer and branded her "f***ing ugly".

The group regularly referred to women as "silly s**gs"and "s***k rags" and shared offensive videos of disabled people.

One male officer was even branded a "legend in my eyes" after he "once got away with rape".

The sick group, which was used between 2016 and 2018, was finally exposed in March 2021.

Daniel Hobbs, representing the police, told the hearing the officers fostered a "toxic, abhorrent culture".

He added: "They thought the Secret Squirrel S**t WhatsApp group was theirs and theirs alone, and would go no further. They put that forward by way of mitigation; that approach holds no water.

"The constant use of profanities was stock and trade of the officers. This was a police team that lacked any effective leadership."

Katie previously slammed the "disgusting" cops for aiming their abuse at Harvey.

She said: "They need to be punished, they were big enough to make all these comments and now they have to deal with the consequences,"

The ex-glamour model continued: "First of all, hopefully, they are going to prison for it and be punished.

"If they don't I want them to meet Harvey even though Harvey does not deserve that.

"This is not a money-making thing I just want an example done – these are police officers there to protect us.

"If they are doing it and getting away with it the system is corrupt. They are disgusting human beings!"

The verdicts come after the Met Police was plunged into special measures following a string of scandals.

Trust was shattered in the Met following the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving officer Wayne Couzens.

A damning report by Baroness Casey last month branded the force institutionally racist, sexist and homophobic and in need of radical reform.

It came after it emerged the Met had nine opportunities to stop a serial rapist in their midst.

David Carrick tortured and abused 12 victims in a 17-year reign of terror by controlling what they ate and who they spoke to.

But the force were forced to apologise for not taking an earlier opportunity to catch Carrick, who had been accused of rape and domestic violence while serving with the Met.

Read More on The Sun

Our Yorkshire Farm’s Clive Owen breaks silence on split from Amanda

Molly Mae mum shamed over baby Bambi’s feeding routine

Source: Read Full Article