Police officers guilty of sharing ‘grossly offensive’ in WhatsApp group with killer


erving Metropolitan Police officer Jonathon Cobban and former Pc Joel Borders have been found guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court of sending grossly offensive misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard’s killer.

Cobban, 35, and former Pc Borders, 45, were members of the chat called “Bottle and Stoppers” along with Wayne Couzens.

In comments on April 5 2019, Cobban and Borders swapped comments about tasering children, animals and “downys,” a term used by Borders which the prosecution argued referred to people with Down’s syndrome.

At the start of delivering a judgment 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.

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