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Black Country Pc given final warning after rude comments about crime victims

By Thomas Parkes | West Bromwich | News | Published:

A Black Country police officer has been given a final warning after being rude about victims of crime in a pub.

The officer in West Bromwich was suspended. (stock photo)

Pc Simina Muntean used discourteous and abusive language about colleagues and crime victims in front of members of the public, West Midlands Police said.

The 29-year-old, a response officer in West Bromwich, has been handed a final written warning after a misconduct hearing on Friday.

The officer is said to have made the comments in front of members of the public while on an external police course, with some made in a pub and others in a public area of a hotel.

The hearing was chaired by legally-qualified Callum Cowx, who said her actions amounted to gross misconduct.

Chief Superintendent Chris Todd, from West Midlands Police's professional standards department, said: "Muntean’s behaviour was completely unacceptable and was a clear breach of our standards of professional behaviour.

"Behaving like this in front of members of the public is wholly unacceptable.

"Treating everyone, including colleagues, with fairness and dignity is expected at all times and she abused that on more than one occasion.

"Any officer or staff member that fails to uphold our force values and falls below the high standards we expect will be dealt with accordingly."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Senior Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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