A fresh-faced police officer has been given a telling off for littering after he was seen dropping part of his breakfast on the floor.
The unnamed officer, based at Witney police station, was spotted opening the passenger door of a cop car and throwing grass onto the grass verge.
However, he was spotted by Immy Khaliq whose home CCTV caught the PC in the act.
He went outside and demanded the young officer pick up his litter and dispose of it properly. In a video he posted to TikTok he can be heard saying that anyone else would likely get an on-the-spot fine for littering.
Thames Valley Police said that the officer has now had ‘chance to reflect on their actions and learn from them’.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning and started with Immy asking for the PC’s badge number and police station.
The man filming then asks the officer: ‘Have you got an excuse why you pulled up outside my house and threw rubbish out of your car? Is there a reason for that?’
The officer denies littering, saying: ‘No, I haven’t thrown any rubbish. That’s actually just sandwich crusts.’
‘Oh right,’ the man filming replies, pointing his camera at a pair of sandwich crusts discarded on the grass verge.
He adds: ‘So you think it’s okay to pull up outside somebody else’s house and chuck your lunch or breakfast outside my house? That’s acceptable, is it?
‘If I’d done that in front of a police officer, right, or if a litter enforcement officer, right, I’d get nicked, wouldn’t I? Course I would. You’ve got no respect, have you?’
The officer then replies: ‘I can fully understand where you’re coming from and I appreciate that maybe it didn’t look so bad, and I’ll fully take that on board.
‘I will keep that in mind for the future.’
The person filming then retorts: ‘Pick the f****** crust up and take it with you… I ain’t moving until you f****** do it.
‘It’s my house, and you just discard your food on the side of the road, right, without any thought.’
The officer’s colleague then interrupts to say that the roadside doesn’t constitute part of the property of the person filming.
But the cameraman fires back and says: ‘It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t – oh so it’s okay, is it? It’s public property, so that makes it even worse, doesn’t it?
‘I’ll be making a complaint… about him. Who do you think you are? Do you think the police are so above the little man that you can get away with that?’
As the officer who dropped the crusts tries to say he’ll pick up the rubbish, the resident adds: ‘Pick it up. Pick it up. Pick it up then.’
When the policeman asks him to stop shouting, he says: ‘I’ll shout at what I want – there’s no law against it, is there?’
The cameraman then steps back on to his driveway and shouts: ‘Alright. Now pick the f****** thing up. Now I’m on private property. Pick it up.
‘How dare you come to somebody’s house and discard your food, in front of their house, even whether it’s a public property or not. Who the hell do you think you are? Pick it up. Now.’
The officer says: ‘I will do. Will you please stop shouting at me like that? I don’t think that’s quite respectful.’
‘I don’t think it’s respectful you discard your food outside my house,’ the homeowner fires back. ‘Pick it up.’
‘I’m going to, if you leave me alone. Okay?’ the officer says, before picking up the crusts.
The video ends with the cameraman saying: ‘Move along. You’re dismissed. Go away. Don’t chuck food outside your car again.’
Later footage shows a female officer approaching the man at his home, informing him that the policeman had been ordered to undergo ‘reflective practice’, which will sit on his record.
The female officer tells the man: ‘We have spoken to the officer and said this isn’t correct (and that) you need to reflect on your actions.
‘He has accepted that it is wrong and he has apologised – not to you, but this is why we’re here. We’ve dealt with it this evening.
‘This reflective practice will go onto his record, that that’s what’s happened, so that’s on his record, and we’re here to say: “Apologies, that shouldn’t have happened.”‘
Thames Valley Police later said it had been made aware of the video and has flagged it to senior officers and its professional standards department.
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