Cambridgeshire Police officers face misconduct hearing for alleged use of racial slur towards colleague
A misconduct hearing into two Cambridgeshire Police officers after it was alleged a racial slur was aimed towards a colleague at a Christmas party is taking place this week.
Inspector Lee Levens and PC Chris Tyler are facing the hearing after comments allegedly made at a Christmas party with work colleagues on December 17, 2019.
It is alleged that Inspector Levens and PC Tyler were sitting next to each other, when Tyler called a colleague sat at the table a racist term.
On December 20, Inspector Levens informed PC Tyler that the officer in question, who is of British Pakistani origin, made a complaint about the language used.
It is alleged that, at this point, both officers denied the alleged words were used and stated that the comment ‘play the card’ was used instead.
Both officers went on to provide accounts that reflect this.
The hearing is taking place at the East of England Arena and began on Monday (April 12). It is expected to last until Friday (April 16).