Police officer, 22, who racially abused staff in an Indian takeaway with vile slurs during Christmas night out is sacked

Mail Online | 6/28/2018 | Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
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A police officer has been fired for using racist slurs at a takeaway following a Christmas night out.

PC Katie Barratt admitted using the term 'p***' at the Spice of Punjab takeaway in Newcastle on December 14 last year.

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Northumbria officer Barratt, 22, who said she wanted to be a police officer since she was a child, denied accusations made by two other officers testifying against her that she used other vile racist terms during her tirade.

PC Corey Bradley and PC Alex Downs, who were with her on the night, told the hearing she was intoxicated, unable to walk properly and slurring her words.

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Barratt admitted she was drunk but disputes the claims she was 'out of control'.

One of the allegations leveled against her was that she made racially offensive remarks to the takeaway staff, shouting 'f****** n*****' and 'f****** p****'. Barratt denied the accusations.

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It was also claimed she repeated the word 'p***' up to six times, although Barratt said she only used the word twice.

At the hearing, she said she was not a racist person and had no reasoning behind her insensitive words that night.

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Neither the takeaway staff or other customers in the shop heard her appalling comments, the hearing heard.

The panel, led by Rachel Mangenie, found both allegations proved on Wednesday.

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Ms Mangenie said: 'We have concluded that on the balance of probability your conduct amounts to gross misconduct as your behaviour on December 14, 2017, fell far below the standard of professional behaviour and is so serious that dismissal without notice would be justified.'

Defending Barratt, Guy Ladenburg said she accepted her behaviour had brought the force into disrepute but insisted her actions were not enough...
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