Police officer accused of racism faces misconduct hearing

Police officer accused of racism for making a joke about eating curry faces misconduct hearing

  • PC David Warwick is facing a misconduct hearing after being accused of racism
  • The constable allegedly said ‘maybe I should start eating curry’ in July last year
  • His comment came after he heard of an Asian man who lived to the age of 105
  • He made the remark to an officer at Shepcote Lane Police Station in Sheffield

A police officer has been accused of racism and could be sacked for making a joke about curry.

PC David Warwick is facing a misconduct hearing for allegedly saying ‘maybe I should start eating curry’ when he learned of an Asian man who lived to the age of 105.

The constable is said to have made the remark whilst chatting to another officer who is of ‘British Indian heritage’ at Shepcote Lane Police Station in Sheffield in July last year.

PC David Warwick allegedly said ‘maybe I should start eating curry’ when he learned of an Asian man who lived to age 105 in a conversation at Shepcote Lane Police Station (pictured)

According to details of the hearing released by South Yorkshire Police, the conversation led to an accusation of racism and disciplinary action.

The panel is due to hear the case next week and if the gross misconduct charge is found proved the officer could then be sacked.

Last night Toby Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union, said: ‘The woke Witchfinder-Generals have gone mad. 

‘There was absolutely nothing racist about this joke.

‘When this investigation concludes that there is no case to answer, I hope the episode isn’t recorded on the constable’s record as a non-crime hate incident.’

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