44-year-old Claire Fitzpatrick, a detective mother-of-two, has been sacked after farting in her station in front of other police officers.
She also repeatedly using the C-word while on duty.
Fitzpatrick even asked a junior officer if he wanted an affair with a ‘fatter, ugly, older woman.’ She said foul language was a part of ‘a culture of banter’ at the station.
The mother was hauled to a disciplinary hearing where she admitted farting loudly outside the sergeant’s office, then said: “It wasn’t deliberately.”
Fitzpatrick explained: “I would joke about it. Sometimes I would speak like the character Borat, or use a silly voice to say: ‘Rather out than in’.”
The mother-of-two was accused of 25 counts of unprofessional behavior in Bedwas police station in Caerphilly. She has also been dismissed from the force where she had worked for more than 20 years.
She told the panel that the C-word “had replaced the F-word as the swear word of choice.”
The hearing heard Fitzpatrick once arrested a driver telling him: “You’re driving like a c***.”
Fitzpatrick said: “The officer with me said: ‘Sergeant, you can’t say that to him.’ I took a deep breath with my head in my hands, and said I’m sorry to the driver.”
While she was in the police station, she asked another woman officer if she had ‘any cream for thrush.’
Nick Gedge, representing detective constable Fitzpatrick, said the mother-of-two had never faced misconduct allegations before. “She would often make herself the butt of the jokes to jolly along an atmosphere as it were.”
Colleagues described Fitzpatrick as being ‘crude with her comments’ and having a ‘unique sense of humor.’
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