Cop­per axed over ‘racist’ lan­guage wins ap­peal

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A PO­LICE of­fi­cer who was sacked for us­ing racist lan­guage on a night out with col­leagues has won an ap­peal against her dis­missal.

A dis­ci­plinary hear­ing in June heard PC Katie Bar­ratt, of Northum­bria Po­lice, used deroga­tory terms about staff in a New­cas­tle take­away while drunk­enly wait­ing for a pizza.

PC Bar­ratt re­port­edly said: “I wish these f**king p*kis would hurry up with my pizza”.

It was also claimed she had called them “n*****s, some­thing PC Bar­ratt never de­nied.

She ap­pealed against the de­ci­sion to fire her from her job and a panel on Mon­day agreed the force could have used a less se­vere pun­ish­ment.

The orig­i­nal mis­con­duct hear­ing was told she made the com­ments to col­leagues and they were not heard by staff in the Spice of Pun­jab.

Su­pe­rior of­fi­cers were in­formed about what she had said on the Christ­mas night out in 2017 and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was launched.

Ms Bar­ratt was sacked af­ter a mis­con­duct hear­ing at Houghton po­lice sta­tion in Tyne and Wear last year.

Af­ter the out­come of her ap­peal against her dis­missal, the head of Northum­bria’s pro­fes­sional stan­dards de­part­ment said it will re­view the panel’s de­ci­sion. IT takes 10 times as much en­ergy to heat wa­ter as it does to heat iron.

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