The Ipswich Star report:

According to Suffolk Constabulary the unnamed officer was one of five over the past two years to have allegations recorded against them relating to the misuse of social media.

The sergeant was subject to informal management action as a result of an internal inquiry.

A summary of the case states that he “posted a discourteous messaged on Twitter regarding the retirement of a senior officer”.

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