PLOD - Police Law On Demand

S3E5 - Panel's decision to impose Final Written Warning for racist remarks quashed by the High Court

December 03, 2020 PLOD - Police Law On Demand Season 3 Episode 5
PLOD - Police Law On Demand
S3E5 - Panel's decision to impose Final Written Warning for racist remarks quashed by the High Court
Show Notes

Earlier this year, The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police successfully challenged a misconduct hearing panel's decision to impose a Final Written Warning (FWW), after an officer made racist remarks about a fellow officer.  The decision confirmed that the High Court will be prepared to intervene where panels fail to follow the College of Policing's Guidance on Outcomes, and that misconduct involving discrimination will be treated especially seriously.  In this podcast, Deborah Britstone, Solicitor discusses this case and its implications with Stephen Morley, Counsel, Serjeants Inn Chambers.