Katie Price’s son has allegedly been the subject of “inappropriate and derogatory” images shared by a number of Metropolitan Police officers via WhatsApp.
In a letter, posted to the 44-year-old’s Instagram page, an investigator from the Discrimination Unit detailed the alleged misconduct of eight officers that targeted Harvey Price, 20, who suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome and autism.
Reacting to the letter, Price wrote: “It’s disgusting that police officers from here have felt the need to laugh and use disgusting content on Harvey by creating a what’s app group.”
She added that those involved need to be “named, shamed and exposed”.
Having breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, the officers will be subject to a gross misconduct hearing in West Brompton, London, that is due to begin on Monday.
The allegations are understood to concern officers’ involvement in a group chat between 2016 and 2018.
It was used to post “discriminatory content attacking the protected characteristics of race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and sex, in the form of messages, memes and videos”.
Price has campaigned for more stringent laws to be introduced surrounding trolling and online abuse after her son was targeted by online trolls in the past.
Back in 2021, Harvey was announced as an ambassador for the Mencap charity, hoping to raise awareness of learning disabilities.
Speaking at the time, he said that he wanted to “stop online trolling and be a voice for young people”.