Two Met police officers charged with race offences
PUBLISHED July 26, 2012
PC David Hair and PC Kevin Hughes, who both serve in the borough of Newham in east London, are accused of making the comments in front of other officers.
The decision to charge the officers came after an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following a referral of the complaints in April.
PC Hair, 40, faces two public order offences, one of which is racially aggravated, on February 22, while PC Hughes, 36, also faces two public order offences, one of which is racially aggravated and allegedly took place on March 13.
Both officers are due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on September 5.
Some 20 officers and one civilian police worker, including five in the borough of Newham, where this summer's Olympic Games are to be held were investigated by the IPCC.