Tuesday, 21 March 2017

How Do You Feel About Community Reporting Now, PC Gulati?

A group of residents living at Dashwood Court in Hounslow invited their local Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Police Community Support Officers PC Danny Duprey and PC Seni Gulati for a coffee and chat about some of their concerns about anti-social behaviour and petty crime in the local park and nearby roads.
The policing team listened to our tenants’ concerns and assured them that they would be increasing their patrols in the local vicinity especially as they now know what to look out for. PC Gulati said, ‘The more evidence of crime that is reported by the community, the better will be the outcome of policing efforts to help keep everyone safe.
Sterling effort, I think you'll agree. Obviously a credit to the force, and a welcome advertisement for greater diversity in the ranks...
PC Seni Gulati, who was based in Hounslow borough, called for an ambulance after his fiancĂ©e had injured herself at a golf venue in Surrey in July last year. He was verbally abusive and used “racially motivated language” towards the call operator and staff at the venue who had assisted his injured wife, a police misconduct hearing heard.
A complaint was made to Surrey Police and Gulati pleaded guilty at Staines Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, January 11 to one count of Malicious Communication.
Oh! Oops.
His conviction was considered a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct and of Authority, Respect and Courtesy. The racially motivated language used in the 999 call on July 3 was considered to be a breach in respect of Equality and Diversity.
The hearing held, in public, on Friday, March 10 found the alleged breaches proven and PC Guliti was dismissed without notice.
Imagine my shocked face.

6 comments:

PJH said...

Police Community Support Officers PC Danny Duprey and PC Seni Gulati

Serious question: Are PCSO's entitled to use the title PC?

DJ said...

Silly Seni obviously didn't realise that the 'Asian' card only works for a certain, very specific, demographic....

Anonymous said...

Community Support Officers are NOT Police officers and cannot use that term. They are locally employed, have very little training, very few powers (though can observe and offer reassurance), and are as much use in fighting crime and social disorder as a chocolate fireguard.
Penseivat

Anonymous said...

Two points-he is clearly a PCSO despite the title "PC".
And if he was sacked it must have been bad as the Met bend over backwards for certain groups.
Jaded

Just Trevor said...

Victimhood poker is a confusing game. I just wonder what cards the operator was holding: would tooth-sucking and/or patwa speaking constitute a winning hand?

JuliaM said...

"Silly Seni obviously didn't realise that the 'Asian' card only works for a certain, very specific, demographic...."

Spot on! And I'll lay odds that the focus of his racism weren't white English folks.

"Community Support Officers are NOT Police officers and cannot use that term."

A mistake by the 'Standard'?

"And if he was sacked it must have been bad as the Met bend over backwards for certain groups."

As DJ points out, he may not belong to one of those.

"I just wonder what cards the operator was holding: would tooth-sucking and/or patwa speaking constitute a winning hand?"

Heh!