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"Toxic" culture at Hampshire Police unit

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User27aw Thu 29-Oct-20 18:33:02

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-54709358

From the report
A tribunal which heard claims of a "toxic" culture at a Hampshire police unit has been told offensive words were "widely used" across the force.

PC James Oldfield told the hearing two words considered derogatory to women were used "at all different ranks".

A "toxic, abhorrent culture" developed with officers using offensive terms for women, black people, immigrants, disabled, gay and transgender people and foreign nationals, the hearing was told.

"This is a true reflection of Hampshire Constabulary, not just our team," he said.

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purpleboy Fri 30-Oct-20 09:09:54

Great, I live here.
Can't honestly say I'm surprised, I have no respect for the police anymore, I know many people feel the same. Just bullies putting on a costume.sad

IwishNothingButTheBestForYou2 Fri 30-Oct-20 09:56:05

Are Hampshire Constabulary Stonewall "champions"?

NewlyGranny Fri 30-Oct-20 12:09:41

Wow, they were pretty comprehensive! Was there any minority group they omitted? I thought GRT, but no, they popped up in the paragraph after OP's quote...

Were they playing discrimination bingo in their tea break?

megletthesecond Fri 30-Oct-20 12:45:25

This is my crap town.

The only thing I can add is that one of my DC's started police cadets at the start of the year and one of the first things they covered was the Stephen Lawrence case which gives me hope for the younger staff coming through the ranks. Although I guess that the staff who volunteer for cadets are the decent ones anyway.

DJLippy Fri 30-Oct-20 13:17:44

Well well well...

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16533617

Cascade220 Fri 30-Oct-20 13:21:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PronounssheRa Fri 30-Oct-20 14:55:47

Hampshire police also come top of this depressing list. Huge culture problems from top to bottom.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54449321

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