Search Browse On This Day Map Quotations Timeline Research Free Datasets Remembered About Contact

UK: Cop warned over gay Facebook profile

Thu 28 Feb 2008 In: International News View at Wayback

Bedfordshire police have withdrawn a job offer to an Inspector with the British Transport police after discovering he was the subject of a written warning over his Facebook profile. Chris Dreyfus, who is gay, had been offered the rank of Chief Inspector, but a background check revealed the disciplinary action. On his Facebook page Inspector Dreyfus had posted graphic details of his sex life and photos of him posing in his uniform at a tube station in London. The British Transport police issued a written warning, reported Pinknews.co.uk. Bedfordshire Police told the BBC: "After the interview we ran routine background checks and we were told he had a live sanction against him. Therefore we felt unable to proceed with the job offer." Inspector Dreyfus, currently the British Transport Police's head of royalty and government protection, was unavailable for comment.    

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Thursday, 28th February 2008 - 10:34am

Rights Information

This page displays a version of a GayNZ.com article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us