Cops in Wayne Couzens’ Whatsapp joked about tasering kids and raping officers
A pair of Met officers have been found guilty of exchanging vile text messages including rape jokes and harming children in a group chat with Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens.
William Neville, 34, and Jonathon Cobban, 35, and ex- PC Joel Borders, 45, sent the offensive texts on WhatsApp in a group named "Bottle and Stoppers.
Neville was cleared but his two co-workers were convicted on Wednesday following a trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court in July.
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Borders and Cobban were exposed for their distasteful messages about tasering kids, disabled people and animals – which they claimed was "banter."
Delivering a verdict at City of London Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, Judge Sarah Turnock said it was "abhorrent" that Borders "demonstrates an ablest attitude by then adding a disabled person to Cobban's disgusting list of victims".
"I can honestly say that I consider it to be sickening to think of a police officer joking about using firearms in this way," she added.
Neville smiled as he was cleared of both counts against him and allowed to leave the dock, reports The Mirror.
The pair will be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates' Court on November 2.
Borders and Cobban swapped what they claimed was "banter" about tasering children and people with disabilities, and referred to Hounslow as a "Somali s***hole" in comments made in the group in 2019.
In an exchange on April 5 that year, Borders wrote: "I can't wait to get on guns so I can shoot some c* in the face!"
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Cobban responded: "Me too. I want to taser a cat and a dog to see which reacts better.
"I think the cat will get more pissed off and the dog will s***. I wanna test this theory. Same with children. Zap zap you little f****."
Borders replied suggesting adding "downys", a term the prosecution said referred to people with Down's syndrome, to the list.
On April 25 2019, Borders joked about raping a female colleague, who he referred to as a "sneaky b****", language which the judge said was "misogynistic and aggressive in its nature and is a clear example of victim blaming".
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