Austin Ainsworth: South Yorkshire Police officer loses job for using 'offensive word' on Snapchat video
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An accelerated misconduct hearing into the conduct of Police Constable, Austin Ainsworth, was held on Friday, August 4, 2023, and was told how in June 2022, the officer was recorded on a Snapchat video in which he was seen and heard using a word deemd to be 'racist, offensive, inappropriate and/or discriminatory'.
Documents published by South Yorkshire Police state: "The panel found that the officer breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of the above allegation, and that the breach amounted to gross misconduct.
"The outcome of the hearing was that the officer was dismissed without notice."
The former police constable was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and equality & diversity.