West Yorkshire Police are probing allegations that one of their officers made racist remarks about Meghan Markle in a WhatsApp chat with peers.
The officer’s former spouse exposed the purported racially biased comments, not only about Meghan Markle but also about West Yorkshire Police are probing allegations that one of their officers made racist remarks about Meghan Markle in a WhatsApp chat with peers. other Royal Family members. Talking to Sky News, she stated: ‘The content was not only racist but disgustingly misogynistic. They made fun of the Royal Family, Meghan, the Queen and others. To them, it seemed like a joke, but it wasn’t.’
These accusations echo a recent incident involving five Metropolitan police officers, who admitted in court to sharing overtly racist messages over two years. Those messages had racist and sexist content targeting the Duchess of Sussex, the late Queen, and Prince Philip.
The ex-wife expressed her distrust in the police, questioning their ability to remain impartial in their duties if they harbor such biases.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed the suspension of an officer due to different allegations and added they are investigating these new claims as well. They emphasized that any form of racism or misogyny within their ranks is not tolerated.
Abimbola Johnson, a barrister who chairs an oversight board for the National Police Chief’s Council, wasn’t surprised by the news. Citing a recent report that labeled the Met Police as institutionally racist and misogynist, she said, “This questions the very values and integrity of these officers. If such behavior is ongoing within the police force, it’s a cause for major concern.”