Hoes please have a seat! Two British police officers are now out of a job after one of their colleagues left her iPhone on record and captured the shady broads calling black folks monkeys and gorillas.
Two women police officers have been fired after a conversation in which one of them compared black people to gorillas and monkeys.
The racist chat involving Special Constable Rosanna Garofalo and WPC Joanna Sugda was taped when a colleague left an iPhone on record in her locker at work.
The two women were in the changing room at Islington Police Station in March when Garofalo was recorded saying that black people “all look the f*****g same. They just all look like monkeys”.
It comes as the Met revealed 96 claims of racism by officers were referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission between April 1 and June 1, this year.
The force had previously said the IPCC had been told of 51 cases during the biggest bigotry storm at the Yard since the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.
Police chiefs claimed to have stamped out discrimination after the Macpherson report, which followed Stephen’s murder, branded the Met “institutionally racist”.
But a disciplinary hearing was told how Special PC Garofalo, also employed as a civilian detention officer, was recorded saying how she had told her mother that a woman she knew who was Italian liked “black d***”.
She said her mother had replied that Italian girls made her sick “coming into this country” and wanting to “go f*****g black men”.
Garofalo, whose own surname is Italian, added that she could never sleep with a black man, and that her boyfriend wouldn’t be interested in black women as “they look like gorillas”.
Talking about another officer, she said she had “a face like a gorilla”, that she was “f*****g ugly” and that “they all look the f*****g same. They just all look like monkeys”.
Sugda, 32, is understood to have agreed with her comments, at one point saying, “You can’t say that” before laughing.
The recording of the conversation, on March 9, was handed to police chiefs. Both officers were fired for gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing on August 29.
Garofalo has now launched a claim for unfair dismissal.
The latest racism allegations to hit the Met started earlier this year. Two officers face criminal charges while four, including Sugda and Garofalo, have been dismissed.
PC Kevin Hughes, 36, and PC David Hair, 40, who are based in Newham, East London, are alleged to have made racist comments “within a group of officers”. Both denied two charges in court on Wednesday.
PC Philip Juhasz, 31, was fired in July after he told a Pakistani takeaway manager in King’s Cross to “go back to your f*****g country” after he was refused a discount on food.
A week later a black female officer was sacked for racially abusing both black and white colleagues at Westminster.
She described one black colleague as a “black monkey” and a “coconut” while criticizing a white officer for marrying a black woman.
Commander Allan Gibson of the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards said: “There is no place for racist officers in the Met. We will take action to get them out of the police.”
In May, London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “We’ve moved on from the term institutional racism first defined by the Macpherson report”, but added: “I think great progress has been made but there is more to do.”
Mr Johnson ordered a review of anti-racism reforms at the Met, which included opening top positions to people from different backgrounds.
Latest figures show that by April 2012, 10 per cent of officers had black or ethnic minority origins, up from eight per cent in April 2007.
Last night Garofalo said: “In relation to the language used in our recorded conversation I state that it has been taken out of context.
“I am not a racist and still do not believe the conversation we had to have any racist connotations.”
See we keep tellin’ y’all racism is just as bad, if not worse over in the UK! At least the police departments over there are actually trying to do something about it. Too bad we can’t say the same of the NYPD and the LAPD.
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