Three police officers ‘used racist terms'

Three police officers have been accused of racism and gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing. 

All three of the officers, from Staffordshire Police, are denying the charge which is based on reported conversations overheard by colleagues at Hanley Police Station last February.

It is alleged that the trio have 'breached standards of professional behaviour, relating to authority, respect and courtesy'.

PC Andrew Goodwin, who is accused of using derogatory terms towards members of the Afro-Caribbean, Pakistani, Scottish and Welsh communities

PC Lisa Trevor, who is accused of using a derogatory term towards Afro-Caribbeans

PC Andrew Goodwin (left), who is accused of using derogatory terms towards members of the Afro-Caribbean, Pakistani, Scottish and Welsh communities and PC Lisa Trevor (right), who is accused of using a derogatory term towards Afro-Caribbeans 

The officers appearing before the disciplinary panel includes PC Andrew Goodwin, who is accused of using derogatory terms towards members of the Afro-Caribbean, Pakistani, Scottish and Welsh communities.

PC Lisa Trevor, who is accused of using a derogatory term towards Afro-Caribbeans.

PC Paul Birch, who is accused of using a derogatory term towards members of the Pakistani community.

The Stoke Sentinel has removed the offensive words which were allegedly used in the conversations and referred to at yesterday's disciplinary hearing.

Robert Talalay, representing the 'appropriate authority', said: 'The summary of the case against PC Goodwin is that during a conversation at the office on February 20 he said the following or words to the same effect.

'He said: "It is a bit like these people that refer to themselves as P***s or *******. It is just an abbreviation of the country they are from and it is not offensive.

"It is like J**k or T**f. They call it themselves and I do not see a problem with us

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