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Police officer faces losing her job ‘for saying two men were criminals because they were black’

Police officer faces losing her job ‘for saying two men were criminals because they were black and that an Asian man with a prayer mat looked like the type who would have a bomb’

  • Police officer Andra Serbanescu detained two men at a petrol station last July
  • PC allegedly said she knew she was going to arrest men as soon as she saw them
  • Avon and Somerset Police says alleged comments could be considered racist
  • She is also accused of saying Asian man was ‘the type who would have a bomb’

A police officer faces losing her job after allegedly saying she knew two men were criminals because they were black.

PC Andra Serbanescu is also accused of saying an Asian man with a prayer mat ‘looked like the type who would have a bomb’.

Avon and Somerset Police says the alleged comments from the Weston-super-Mare officer could be considered racist and offensive, and amount to gross misconduct.

Avon and Somerset Police will argue that PC Andra Serbanescu, pictured above, was implying she knew the two men were involved in criminality because they were black

Avon and Somerset Police will argue that PC Andra Serbanescu, pictured above, was implying she knew the two men were involved in criminality because they were black

PC Serbanescu, above, is also accused of saying an Asian man with a prayer mat 'looked like the type who would have a bomb'

PC Serbanescu, above, is also accused of saying an Asian man with a prayer mat 'looked like the type who would have a bomb'

PC Serbanescu, above, is also accused of saying an Asian man with a prayer mat ‘looked like the type who would have a bomb’

PC Serbanescu, who joined the force in March 2020, detained two men who were suspected of being involved in the supply of drugs and money laundering at a petrol station last July.

A notice for her misconduct hearing alleges that she told a colleague she knew they were going to arrest the men as soon as she saw them.

The force will argue that PC Serbanescu was implying she knew the two men were involved in criminality because they were black.

Later that month the officer spoke to an Asian man in North Street, carrying what looked like a prayer mat, who said he was waiting for the mosque to open at 4.15am.

PC Serbanescu is accused of saying the man was ‘the type who would have a bomb’.

A virtual misconduct hearing will be hosted at Kenneth Steele House in Bristol today.

A notice for PC Serbanescu's misconduct hearing at Kenneth Steele House (pictured) alleges that she told a colleague she knew they were going to arrest the men as soon as she saw them

A notice for PC Serbanescu's misconduct hearing at Kenneth Steele House (pictured) alleges that she told a colleague she knew they were going to arrest the men as soon as she saw them

A notice for PC Serbanescu’s misconduct hearing at Kenneth Steele House (pictured) alleges that she told a colleague she knew they were going to arrest the men as soon as she saw them


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