17:56 17 July 2012
The drunken police officer who was accused of racism was recently sacked even though he had been cleared of the accusation on appeal.
The PC, named Philip Juhasz, 31, was sacked from the force for abusing a Pakistani takeaway manager at a railway station kiosk. Juhasz, who was drunk at the time, wanted to take food that was about to be thrown away. Manager of Delice de France Umer Nazir refused to give it to him, which led to Juhasz’ outburst.
The judge who tried his case cleared him of the charges upon appeal, which they filed several weeks after the incident. Despite this, he was still removed from his post in Scotland Yard.
According to senior officers of the force, Juhasz was dismissed after an internal misconduct hearing because he breached the force’s ‘standards of professional behavior’.
This is just one of the cases that have recently placed the force under scrutiny for allegations of racism. The first case was of a PC named Alex Macfarlane, who was recorded calling a black teenager a racist name as the latter sat handcuffed in the back of a police van. Macfarlane is set to go on trial in October. This was then followed by the suspension of a sergeant in May after his own colleague accused him of making a racist comment. The sergeant was recorded as the 28th officer of the police force to be under investigation for racism.
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