Katie Price ‘over the moon’ after police who mocked son Harvey found guilty of gross misconduct

Katie Price has broken her silence after eight serving and former Metropolitan Police officers were found guilty of gross misconduct as a result of "discriminatory and offensive" messages in a WhatsApp group regarding her disabled son Harvey Price.

The 44 year old mum-of-five appeared on TV to discuss the result of Thursday's court hearing, which found that seven men and one woman had sent sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and disablist messages in the group, where they also made fun of Harvey, 20.

During an interview with Dan Walker on Channel 5 News, Katie was filmed sat with her eldest son in their living room at her West Sussex "Mucky Mansion".

Harvey had opted to wear a black T-shirt with the printed logo raising awareness for #HarveysLaw, and Katie wore her own similar one.

Katie and Harvey have been campaigning to get a law passed that would make it more difficult for online trolling.

Asked how she felt about the result of the police officers being found guilty, Katie replied: "Absolutely over the moon.

"It's about time justice has been done… Now an example is going to be put out there and something is going to be done."

The reality TV personality went on to say that she hopes the disgraced officers feel "ashamed" and "embarrassed" of their behaviour.

"I hope they're embarrassed to know what their family are going through, and I hope all their names and their mug shots come out because I would like to see their faces," the star continued.

"They should be named and shamed, and hopefully they will never serve in the police force again. It will affect them for the rest of their life, and I hope it does because they deserve that, they're disgusting."

Katie added: “What I've actually seen and read what these police officers have said it's beyond what you could ever imagine how evil and how spiteful people can actually be, and how they think it's funny.

"It's actually disgusting, Harvey doesn't deserve this. No one does."

During the court hearing Legal chairman Christopher McKay described gross misconduct as a “breach of the standards of professional behaviour that is so serious as to justify dismissal”.

He found each officer to have committed gross misconduct over their own messages, as well as by “failing to challenge or report” the conduct of others in the group.

Their messages included derogatory comments about Katie's eldest son, who suffers from Prader–Willi syndrome and autism.

Mr McKay said one of the offending officers posted an edited photo in the group chat of Harvey along with a rhyme that “has a racist tone and refers to his disability”.

Mr McKay said the post was a “significant breach of the standard of equality and diversity”, “inappropriate and offensive” to Harvey, and constitutes “gross misconduct”.

None of the officers attended the misconduct hearing on Thursday and the outcome of the guilty result is due to be announced on Friday 14 April.


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