Victoria Police sacks four more officers over India-centric racist email scam

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Melbourne, Oct. 29 (ANI): Victoria Police today sacked four officers more over the racist and pornographic e-mail scandal that rocked the force recently.

One of the offending emails contained video footage showing the death of a man who was traveling on the roof of a crowded train in India.

The email contained racist comments, suggesting "this might be a way to fix the Indian student problem".

Another seven officers, all ranging between the ranks of senior constable and senior sergeant, have been fined between 500 and 3000 dollars respectively for using the force computer network to circulate inappropriate e-mails, the Herald Sun reports.

The officers sacked today during the latest round of discipline hearings were two sergeants, one leading senior constable and one senior constable.

They are in addition to the sergeant, two leading senior constables and a senior constable who were sacked during the first round of discipline hearings, and a further six low-ranking officers who were previously demoted or fined.

All of the officers have 14 days to appeal their dismissal at the Police Appeals Board and show cause as to why they should not be dismissed.

The dismissals are part of Operation Barrot which was established in June to investigate a series of emails which had been circulating within the department before December 18 last year.

A racist e-mail scandal was revealed earlier in which Victoria Police officers were joking about a video showing an Indian passenger on the roof of a train getting electrocuted as he touches the high-tension wires.

It came at a time when force command was trying to ease racial tension after a number of assaults and incidents involving Indians living in Melbourne. (ANI)

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