Sergeant ‘made derogatory comments’ about detainees at Blackpool Police Station

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A sergeant who allegedly verbally abused detainees at Blackpool Police Station, in Bonny Street, has been given a written warning.

Sgt David Reeder was also accused of failing to complete custody paperwork properly, and failing to challenge a colleague who also made derogatory comments.

He was accused of gross misconduct and could have faced the sack after appearing at a hearing held at Leyland Police Station late last month.

But in a statement yesterday, the force said: “On hearing all the evidence, the panel found the allegation did not amount to gross misconduct, but did amount to misconduct.

“Sgt Reeder received a written warning.”