Police have launched an internal probe into allegations of misconduct surrounding ‘mocking’ videos of Katie Price’s son Harvey.
The 16-year-old – who has Prader-Willi Syndrome, is autistic and partially sighted – was reportedly seen in videos allegedly being mocked by police officers.
Now the British Transport Police has taken matters seriously and is investigating the videos which were discovered after a mobile was ‘seized’.
The clips obtained allegedly show an officer making mocking remarks as two colleagues allegedly add comments.
One of the men – believed to be a Constable – is now being investigated, according to the Mirror, for gross misconduct while a further two officers will answer the lesser claim of misconduct in disciplinary hearings.
It has been claimed the former could face criminal charges.
Police told the publication: ‘We can confirm an officer is under investigation in relation to allegations of gross misconduct and potential criminal offences.
‘He is on restricted administrative duties.
‘Two further officers are also under investigation following claims of misconduct.’
It comes following Katie’s activism to make online abuse a criminal offence, with her speaking to Parliament to pass Harvey’s Law.
Her petition to lobby the law into action has nearly 300,000 signatures, having also received the backing of MPs.
A source told the publication in regards to the latest allegations: ‘Katie is sick to the back teeth of people making her son the butt of tasteless jokes.
‘These are grave allegations. Police officers are expected to take any hate crime of this nature with the utmost seriousness.’
Katie has had to defend her son in the public eye, with the teen falling victim to cruel and heartless trolls in the past.
The mother-of-five – who also has children Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five, and Bunny, four – said in 2017: ‘I have had so many disgusting things about him.
‘They don’t do it to any of my other kids.’
Earlier this year she named and shamed a social media user who had mocked up a photo of Harvey’s face over the top of so-called Jihadi Bride Shamima Begum.
Not afraid to broadcast the names of the people who shared the image on Facebook to her millions of followers on Instagram, Katie hit back with a message of her own.
‘This is why I need to get online abuse a criminal offence,’ she wrote alongside a crying emoji. ‘These people should be named and shamed saying stuff about my son @harveyprice.’
She also posted the same shot to Harvey’s own channel at the time, as his caption read: ‘Why do this to me.’
More than happy to call out those who come for her son, Katie was also left fuming in December when a man wore a Christmas jumper that poked fun at Harvey and his disability.
Metro.co.uk contacted British Transport police for comment, while Katie Price declined to comment.
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