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.”
Pc Accused of Going on Patrol Wearing ‘I Love Weed’ Hat
Original story by The Telegraph