Five police officers will face misconduct hearings after a watchdog probed messages about Wayne Couzens. This included two officers ‘who discussed his INTERVIEW via secretive messaging app Signal.

Today’s revelations revealed that five police officers from four forces, including Scotland Yard were to be fired over comments they made on social media and via an application used by criminals to track Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens. The case, as well as sickening jokes about women’s violence, was shared by five police officers.

According to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), two officers from the Met and one each from Sussex, Dorset, Avon, and Somerset are facing misconduct proceedings for their actions following Sarah’s abduction and rape by a serving officer.

Britain’s police watchdog stated that one of the officers had forwarded a graphic relating to violence against women.

There were reports that officers shared a sickening graphic depicting a policeman going through six stages of murder from abduction to death in a pastiche the Highway Code.

The IOPC also stated today that two officers used a hyper-secure Signal A messaging app that criminals and terrorists used to share information about Couzens interview with detectives was used months before Couzens pleaded guilty. 

Shortly after Couzens’ arrest claims from a police interview emerged where the killer policeman said he had “no choice” but to and hand her over to an Eastern European gang after he tried to “rip off” one of their call girls. This was a sickening lie.

Sal Naseem, IOPC’s regional director, said that officers shouldn’t use social media. He cited a number of cases involving inappropriate or offensive material.

“We wrote to the National Police Chiefs Council asking them to remind officers and forces of their obligations under the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour.

“If proven true, these allegations have the potential to further undermine public confidence and trust in policing. They also illustrate the potential consequences of officers’ actions at a moment when policing standards are and have been more prominently in the spotlight.