Second PC resigns over racism claims in BBC programme

A
police officer suspended after the BBC’s Secret Policeman programme has handed
in his resignation.

He
is the second to resign from the North Wales force as a result of the
programme.

PC
Keith Cheshire of North Wales Police – one of eight officers suspended – was
facing a disciplinary hearing after being shown saying anyone of Indian origin
could be called "Paki".

He
denied being racist and the Crown Prosecution Service has said no criminal
charges would be brought.

Deputy
chief constable Clive Wolfendale said efforts were continuing to address racism
in North Wales Police.

During
the programme an undercover reporter filmed officers while working as a
policeman with Greater Manchester Police for five-and-a-half months at a police
training centre in Warrington.

PC
Rob Pulling resigned following the screening of the programme, although he
claimed at the time that his extreme views were not out of place in the force.

He
was filmed putting on a Ku Klux Klan-style hood and saying he would bury an
Asian under a train.

By Mike Berry

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