Statement from Councillor Shantanu Rajawat.
Published: Thursday, 28th July 2022
Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Leader of Hounslow Council said:
“We are aware of the ongoing court hearing in relation to grossly offensive WhatsApp messages allegedly being sent by police officers, including some referencing Hounslow and its communities.
“Racism, and misogyny have no place anywhere in a civilised society, let alone within the ranks of those sworn to protect and serve.
“We are urgently engaging with senior police officers around emerging details to understand the steps being taken to root out this sort of toxic culture from within police ranks.
“Misconduct by police officers is completely unacceptable. I know communities across the borough will be rightly concerned about this latest set of revelations.
“I also feel sure that the vast majority of police officers in Hounslow are hard-working, decent people who will be deeply offended by the alleged conduct of these officers”.