Leader of Hounslow Council's statement on Hounslow-based police officers

The Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, issues a statement after the sentencing of two Metropolitan Police officers for their racist, sexist, Islamophobic and homophobic messages.

Published: Thursday, 3rd November 2022

Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, Leader of the Council

Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:  

“We welcome the news of the sentencing of the police officers in relation to grossly offensive WhatsApp messages being sent by them, 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.  Misconduct by police officers is completely unacceptable.  

“We want everyone to feel safe in our borough and are engaging with senior police officers to understand the steps being taken to root out this sort of toxic culture from within police ranks.   

“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 conduct of these officers. 

“We will continue to strive to work towards an ever-safer borough for all.” 

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