Met policewoman who shouted ‘Free Palestine’ at a protest ‘won’t get the sack because officers who took the knee during BLM rallies last year didn’t face sanctions’
- PC Nusheen Jan was recorded shouting, ‘Free, Free Palestine’, while on duty
- Senior officers are considering whether to bring a gross misconduct charge
- Police officers are not allowed to make political statements while working
Colleagues of a policewoman who publicly supported Palestinians during a demonstration believe she may escape dismissal because officers who took the knee during Black Lives Matter protests last year faced no sanctions.
PC Nusheen Jan was recorded shouting, ‘Free, Free Palestine’, while on duty at a rally in Central London last weekend.
Senior officers are now considering whether to bring a gross misconduct charge against the 20-year-old, who is from South-East London and of Iraqi origin.
PC Nusheen Jan was recorded shouting, ‘Free, Free Palestine’, while on duty at a rally in Central London last weekend
One Met Police officer said: ‘A lot of officers have no patience for it but how can they sack her when officers were taking the knee at BLM protests last year?’
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Officers know they are not to participate in demonstrations or adopt political positions.’
In footage taken at the protest last weekend, the policewoman was shown holding the hand of an activist having been handed a white rose.
She then embraced the woman before starting to chant, sparking cheers from the thousands of people walking to the protest at the Israeli embassy.
PC Jan raised her fist in the air and joined in with protesters (pictured hugging one) outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, west London, last weekend
She held the protester’s hand while clutching a white rose in the film that has sparked a Met investigation
It was there that nine Met officers were injured after being pelted with bottles and eggs last weekend.
The clip sparked outrage on social media, especially among British Jews.
The incident came after Met officers were criticised for taking the knee during BLM protests in London in 2020.
Bosses had then given them the green light saying it was down to their ‘discretion’ to do so.
The incident came after Met officers were criticised for taking the knee during BLM protests in London in 2020
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