Ex-cop’s ‘transphobic’ tweets deemed lawful after High Court battle | Metro News
Police probe into former officer Harry Miller’s tweets about transgender people was ‘disproportionate’, High Court judge rules | London Evening Standard
Former police officer’s ‘transphobic’ tweets ruled lawful by High Court – LBC
Transgender tweets were freedom of speech, British judge rules – Reuters
Cops who visited businessman, 54, at work over ‘transphobic’ tweets acted unlawfully – The Sun
Humberside Police ‘learning’ after officers quizzed Fair Cop founder Harry Miller over ‘transphobic’ tweet – Hull Live
Fair Cop founder Harry Miller in partial court win
HOW police record ‘hate incidents’ against transgender people has a ‘real and substantial chilling effect’ on people’s freedom of speech, the High Court heard yesterday.
Former officer Harry Miller was contacted by Humberside Police after a member of the public complained he had posted ‘transphobic’ tweets.
He was told he hadn’t committed a crime but his post was being recorded as a ‘hate incident’, in line with guidance from the College of Policing.
Read article: Free speech ‘is being curbed by police guides on hate incidents’
A businessman quizzed by police over an alleged transphobic ‘hate incident’ has revealed the ‘non-crimes’ could now show up on DBS checks.
Harry Miller, 54, was contacted back in January by an officer from Humberside Police following an anonymous complaint about some of his Twitter posts.
The PC told him he’d identified around 30 potentially offensive tweets, in particular a limerick he’d shared questioning whether transgender women are biological women, and said he needed to ‘check his thinking’.
Read article: How a single ‘offensive’ tweet could potentially wreck your entire career
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