A police officer is facing a three-day public misconduct hearing after he was accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan “I love weed”.
Pc Simon Ryan will be one of the first officers in the North Yorkshire force to go through new-style hearings which are open to the public and chaired by an independent lawyer rather than a senior police officer.
According to the hearing notice, one of the allegations against Pc Ryan is that “whilst on duty at Northallerton police station he wore a black woolly hat stating ‘I love weed’ or words/pictures to that effect. Despite being advised to remove the hat, he resumed wearing the hat whilst on mobile patrol.”
Original story by The Telegraph