Female police officer, 29, is blasted by her boss for drunkenly joking that she had been ‘trafficked from Romania by colleagues to have sex’

  • Police officer was handed final warning for joking about being trafficked for sex
  • Chief Supt Chris Todd criticised Simina Muntean, 29, from the West Midlands,
  • Muntean was earlier reprimanded in 2018 before losing a discrimination tribunal

A top cop has criticised a police officer who was handed a final warning for drunkenly ‘joking about rape and human trafficking’. 

Chief Superintendent Chris Todd, from West Midlands Police’s professional standards department, spoke after Simina Muntean was given a last chance on Friday, June 12.

Muntean, 29, had previously lost a race discrimination tribunal against the force in 2018 after they had reprimanded her following a string of complaints including that she had called one boy a ‘d***head’ while on duty.

Police officer Simina Muntean, 29, has been handed a final warning by West Midlands Police

He said: ‘Muntean’s behaviour was completely unacceptable and was a clear breach of our standards of professional behaviour. 

‘Behaving like this in front of members of the public is wholly unacceptable. 

‘Treating everyone, including colleagues, with fairness and dignity is expected at all times and she abused that on more than one occasion. 

‘Any officer or staff member that fails to uphold our force values and falls below the high standards we expect will be dealt with accordingly.’ 

Muntean reportedly drunkenly joked about being trafficked for sex from Romania

The 29-year-old West Bromwich beat officer had appeared before a misconduct hearing held at the force’s Lloyd House base where she faced two charges of gross misonduct. 

The board heard PC Muntean, originally from Romania, made inappropriate comments while on an external police course. She had allegedly become intoxicated while off-duty in a pub and made the remarks while in conversation with members of the public, who knew she was a police officer. 

The panel agreed PC Muntean later returned to a hotel bar where she allegedly repeated the comments to a colleague from another police force. 

She was said to have called one colleague a ‘snake’ and made another comment where she said: ‘I am from Romania. I have been trafficked here, they are forcing me to have a*** sex.’ 

Panel chairman Callum Cowx said they had found PC Muntean guilty of this allegation. 

Chief Supt Chris Todd of West Midlands Police blasted Muntean for her actions

He told her: ‘We have taken the decision that this is gross misconduct. You will be given a final written warning. The behaviour was totally unacceptable from a serving officer. 

‘You made a joke about police rape and human trafficking. Rape and human trafficking is taken very seriously by the police and criminal justice system and your comments were totally unacceptable.’ 

A second claim, where she was alleged to have been drunk while off-duty at Birmingham Airport, was found unproven.  

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