A POLICE sergeant who made racist remarks in front of the public was forcibly removed.
At a misconduct hearing yesterday, Andrew Hother, 49, admitted to behaving intimidatingly towards colleagues, making racist remarks and vaping inside uniformed police cars.
The sergeant was terminated for violating professional standards of conduct for authority, respect and courtesy, improper conduct, equality and diversity, and orders and instructions.
Detective Superintendent Rachel Carr, chief of the Force’s Professional Standards Department, said: “Sussex Police expect the highest personal and professional standards from anyone who works for us and any allegations of behavior not meeting these standards are subject to rigorous investigation.
“This officer’s behavior was well below the standards we expect from Sussex Police. He let himself down, his colleagues and the audience. ”
PS Hother admitted the allegations and the panel, led by a legally qualified independent chairman, concluded that two of the allegations constituted serious misconduct and the last one constituted misconduct.
- Between January 2019 and January 2020, he behaved in an intimidating manner towards his colleagues.
- Between January 2019 and January 2020, he made racist remarks to his colleagues and in the presence of members of the public.
- On numerous occasions, he has been seen vaping inside police vehicles or in public places while in uniform.
The cases were described as very serious and he was forcibly dismissed without warning.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-10 11:24:59