Eight police officers based in Bexleyheath are being probed over “sick” comments made about Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey in a WhatsApp group, according to reports.
The officers allegedly posted racist and sexist jokes, bullied a female co-worker, and mocked black suspects, according to the Daily Mail.
The revelation comes not long after two officers were charged with misconduct after sharing pictures of the bodies of two murder victims, Bibaa Henry and Nina Smallman.
A source told the Mail: “They’ve been putting sick jokes in there, pictures of black criminals, but some of the worst stuff was taking the mickey out of Harvey Price.
“There are a lot of messages about him, I’m told. These are the people who are supposed to be looking after us and are supposed to be out in these communities.”
Police have confirmed that the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards is investigating.
Harvey, 18, who is Price’s son with former footballer Dwight Yorke, suffers from partial blindness, Prader-Willi syndrome, autism and learning and behavioural difficulties as a result of a rare genetic disorder.
In April Pc Deniz Jaffer, 47, and Pc Jamie Lewis, 32, were charged after an investigation into pictures which were taken and circulated of sisters Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46.
The two women were stabbed to death at Fryent Country Park in Wembley in the early hours of June 6 last year by Blackheath teen Danyal Hussein.
The pictures were taken by officers guarding the scene.
Twelve officers are also being probed by the police watchdog over allegations they failed to investigate incidents of indecent exposure linked to Sarah Everard’s killer, ex-policeman Wayne Couzens.
Katie Price has campaigned for online abuse to be made a specific offence following social media attacks against her son.
Price told the Commons Petitions Committee in 2018 that a line should be drawn between “banter” and criminal abuse.
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