Met police officer sacked after 'tirade of racist abuse' at 999 call operator

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Sacked: Seni Gulati subjected a 999 call operator to a tirade of racist abuse: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

A Met police officer has been sacked after he subjected a 999 call operator to a tirade of racist abuse.

PC Seni Gulati, who was based in Hounslow borough, called for an ambulance after his fiancée 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.

He was sentenced the same day to a 12 month community order, 120 hours of unpaid work, £85 costs and £800 to the victim.

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 Gulati was dismissed without notice.

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