Gang members ‘animals’ says firearms policeman (News)


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A firearms policeman with a historical past of controversial Twitter posts has used the social media platform to explain gang members as “animals”.

Sgt Harry Tangye was commenting on a video that in contrast gang members affected by post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD) to troops in a warzone.

He was criticised for his views on psychological well being by some Twitter customers.

Sgt Tangye later apologised for his “dangerous selection of phrases”.

In his authentic put up, by which he linked to a BBC News video, the Devon and Cornwall officer wrote: “And after we have not kicked our armed forces within the enamel sufficient, we are able to evaluate their PTSD to those animals.”

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Sgt Harry Tangye

He went on so as to add: “In some unspecified time in the future somebody has to take duty for their very own actions. We must always provide help however there’s a restrict. Help to those criminals shouldn’t be taken away from others extra worthy.”

One Twitter consumer, sianalauren, stated it was “disgusting” for a police officer to speak on this approach about “victims of the system”.

There have been a number of different important posts, though the officer additionally acquired many messages in assist of his remarks.

Sgt Tangye went on to apologise, and to make clear his authentic put up, which he stated was aimed toward gang leaders who “spoil younger lives” and whose color was “irrelevant on the subject of this”.

The firearms officer, who has greater than 21,000 followers on Twitter, has brought about controversy earlier than with a few of his posts.

In August he sparked a row with a tweet about drug addicts by which he stated he was “fed up”, and used the hashtag “TooMuchEmpathy”.

Earlier that month he apologised for one more tweet, of a movie of a 140mph police chase.

The BBC has approached Devon and Cornwall Police for remark.


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