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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Bedfordshire police have withdrawn a job offer to an Inspector with the British Transport police after discovering he was the subject of a written warning over his Facebook profile.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 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.    

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

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