Police condemn disturbing TikTok video displaying catcallers harassing a feminine officer

Police chiefs have condemned a disturbing video showing catcallers harassing an officer.

A TikTok account posted a short clip on the video-sharing site of the officer patrolling London’s Piccadilly Circus, along with a message asking followers to identify them so he could get a date.

The footage, filmed on January 3rd and uploaded by Luciano69969, was posted with the caption, “Tik Tok is helping me find this girl who is so good for her.”

Then a whistle can be heard while someone shouts “Oh my God!”. with the woman.

But other social media users and police chiefs also slammed the clip, and some supporters said the man treated the officer “like a piece of meat”.

Another added: “I’m sure the wolf whistle really got you warm – even in the 70s it was pretty uncool. If I were her, I would have sprayed pepper spray in your eyes. ‘

The Metropolitan Police hit the video and Inspector Aiveen McManus of the Central West Command Unit said, “This type of harassment is totally unacceptable.

“No woman, whether a cop or not, should feel uncomfortable with this type of behavior.

“My officers were deployed on New Year’s Eve, one of the toughest days on the police calendar.

“I’m proud of the way you have remained focused and professional in the face of such provocations.

“This officer has worked hard to keep Londoners safe and deserves more respect.”

A spokesman for the National Police Chiefs’ Council added, “Police officers work hard every day to keep the public safe and secure.

“It is never acceptable for someone to be abused or harassed for their work.”

The video shows a police officer looking angrily at the man who is filming her while a voice-over asks people to help them track her down.

Then another colleague tugs the policewoman’s arm and leads her away from the group of cackling men.

A boy can then hear the officer wolf whistle as she walks away and exclaims, ‘Oh my god’.

The disturbing video was filmed in Piccadilly Circus on January 3rd and received over 230,000 views.

This happens against the worrying backdrop of increasing harassment of female police officers.

Similar disrespectful stunts are so common on TikTok that some have been included in a recap video.

It is entitled “Roadmen flirting with female police officers” – followed by a laughing emoji – and has been viewed over 662,000 times.

It shows men asking female PCs for their numbers and names – with a woman called PC Lip Filler by the filmmaker.

Police chiefs spotted the new TikTok trend just last month.

The video shows a policewoman looking angrily at the man who is filming her while a voice over asks people to help track her down

The video shows a policewoman looking angrily at the man who is filming her while a voice over asks people to help track her down

Then another colleague tugs the policewoman's arm and leads her away from the group of cackling men Then another colleague tugs the policewoman's arm and leads her away from the group of cackling men

Then another colleague tugs the policewoman’s arm and leads her away from the group of cackling men

Ch Supt Raj Kohli of the Hants Police Department said, “The objectification of women is a real problem for society.

“The misogyny and sexism shown here belong to the spectrum that leads to violence against women and girls.

“It is also unacceptable to focus on colleagues who are here to keep people safe.

“The people who are making these videos should watch themselves carefully.

“How would you feel if your female relative was treated so disrespectfully?”

A police association spokesman said: “Not only is this deeply disrespectful to female officials, but it is also incredibly worrying should the harassment occur at a time when they may be on duty, investigating a serious crime, or other members of the public possibly seeking their assistance.” require.

“It also poses a potential risk to your privacy that should be respected in your workplace.”

In a 2013 report by the Independent Police Commission, almost a quarter of women surveyed said they had been molested because of their gender.

And, according to a 2013 survey, almost a quarter of women police officers in England and Wales said they had experienced sexual harassment.

The Metropolitan Police have been asked to comment.

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