A police officer has been dismissed after a disciplinary hearing found she used racist language on a night out. Pc Katie Barratt, of Northumbria Police, was ruled to have used derogatory terms about the staff in a Newcastle takeaway while she was drunkenly waiting for a pizza.

She made the comments to colleagues and was not heard by the staff.

The first allegation was that she made racially offensive comments about staff in the takeaway and said‘f***ing n****r’ and ‘f***ing p**i’ – however Barratt denied this. It was also alleged that she used the word ‘p**i’ up to six times. Barratt accepted this in part and claimed she had used the word twice,Metro reports.

A Northumbria Police officer has been sacked after she admitted using a racial slur in a takeaway during a Christmas night out in Newcastle. At a misconduct hearing, PC Katie Barratt admitted to using the word “p***” when she was at the Spice of Punjab takeaway on Westmorland Road on December 14, 2017. The 22-year-old, who said she wanted to be a police officer since she was a child, denied using another slur and disputed the accounts of two fellow officers who testified against her. PC Corey Bradley and PC Alex Downs, who were with her on the night, told the hearing she was intoxicated, unable to walk properly and slurring her words. PC Katie Barratt, of Northumbria Police

Superior officers were informed about what she had said and an investigation was launched. Pc Barratt was sacked following a misconduct hearing at Houghton police station in Tyne and Wear.

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