A policeman is at risk of losing his job after saying that he would beat the s**t out of anyone who is offended by a poppy
PC Simon Jewell allegedly posted on Facebook saying anyone offended by a poppy should ‘pack their bags and f**k off’.
Should a policeman’s personal opinion be enough for him to lose his job?
If it impacts him carrying out his duty as a policeman then yes, but if not, what is the need?
The Bristol post reported:
“An Avon and Somerset police officer faces the sack after sharing a post on Facebook stating that anyone offended by a poppy should “pack their bags and f**k off”.
PC Simon Jewell from Weston-super-Mare wrote a number of “offensive, aggressive and rude” comments on social media and allegedly told a member of the public he would “beat the s**t” out of them.
A misconduct hearing was told the 45-year-old wrote on a Facebook picture of his estranged wife and one of his stepson’s friends “if he touches my wife anymore I will rip his f**king face apart”.
He was also said to have shared a picture of Jesus and a dinosaur with the words “Shoo! Shoo! You’re f**king up my story you big brown ****” on his Facebook page under the name Llewej Nomis.”
Personally, I’m undecided about this, he did wrong by threatening violence, but then again if you’re offended by a poppy then you have some serious problems.
PC Jewell admitted making the posts on social media, but the Police Federation on his behalf, argues the posts do not constitute gross misconduct.
The Policeman is at risk of losing his job.
The officer also denied stating he would “beat the s**t” out of a member of the public at North Somerset Magistrates’ Court in Weston-super-Mare in January, this year.