Police officer faces misconduct charge after sharing explicit photo with colleagues

“I told her the legal and social implications this would have on her if she showed more people.“It is a small station in Goole and it could have had an embarrassing impact and repercussions for years.”Pc Rachel Eyre told the hearing she had seen Ms Jackson and a colleague laughing over something, but had not known what. She said Ms Jackson later showed her the image. Ms Jackson is alleged to have caused upset and distress to colleagues by showing an explicit image to fellow officers on Sept 23 2016. She denies the three charges against her.The hearing, which is expected to last three days, continues. The sergeant who sent the photo has since been disciplined.Mr Burrell told a misconduct hearing yesterday: “Kate came to me saying that she had been sent this picture. I did not look at it and had no desire to see it.“In the 10 minutes we spoke I told her specifically and categorically not to show this to anyone else. A female police officer who was sent an explicit image of a detective’s penis is facing a misconduct charge after showing the picture to fellow colleagues.Pc Katie Jackson and a fellow officer “had been flirting” before the male colleague sent her the explicit photo.After receiving the image, she was seen “laughing” with colleagues about it but now faces a misconduct charge for sharing an explicit image, despite being told by a senior colleague not to do so.A misconduct hearing was told Ms Jackson received the image from a detective constable while on duty at Goole police station, East Yorks.On receipt of the image she spoke to a sergeant, reportedly saying it was unacceptable but did not want to take matters any further.Det Sgt John Burrell of Humberside Police told her “specifically and categorically” not to show anyone else the picture. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It could have had an embarrassing impact and repercussions for yearsDet Sgt John Burrell of Humberside Police read more