Eight police officers investigated over ‘sick’ Harvey Price jokes in WhatsApp chat – .

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Eight police officers investigated over ‘sick’ Harvey Price jokes in WhatsApp chat – .



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Eight police officers are under investigation over a WhatsApp group in which they allegedly made “sick” jokes about Harvey, the disabled son of Katie Price.

Police officers, based at Bexleyheath Police Station in south-east London, are accused of posting racist and sexist jokes, making fun of black suspects and intimidating an employee.

Scotland Yard confirmed that the eight, all based on the same South East Command team, were on restricted duty while the investigation was carried out.

The revelation will be an embarrassment for Britain’s biggest force, after recent criticism of its investigation into the disappearance of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27.

Police officers, based at Bexleyheath Police Station in south-east London, are accused of posting racist and sexist jokes, making fun of black suspects and intimidating an employee. Pictured is Katie Price with her disabled son Harvey

Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said there was “a lot more to do” to improve confidence after their mother, retired Archdeacon Mina Smallman, said police made guesses about her daughters because ‘they were black.

A source said the officers were brought to a meeting with higher command after the messages came to light in March.

“They put sick jokes in it, pictures of black criminals, but one of the worst things was taking Harvey Price’s mickey out,” they said.

Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said there was “a lot more to do” to improve confidence after their mother, retired Archdeacon Mina Smallman, said police made guesses about her daughters because ‘they were black. Pictured, Bexleyheath Police Station

“There are a lot of messages about him, I am told. These are the people who are supposed to take care of us and who are supposed to be in these communities. ‘

Harvey’s father is the former professional footballer from Trinidad and Tobagonian Dwight Yorke.

The 19-year-old is blind and suffers from autism and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes slow development.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson confirmed that the force’s professional standards directorate was investigating.

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