VIDEO: 'Hip Hop Cops' to keep their jobs

Echo: VIDEO: 'Hip Hop Cops' to keep their jobs VIDEO: 'Hip Hop Cops' to keep their jobs

TWO police officers, dubbed the "hip hop cops", after playing a rap classic from their marked car on a late night Chelmsford patrol will keep their jobs.

The officers were spoken with and advised on their behaviour by their management and the case is now closed.

The pair were filmed by revellers during the Easter weekend blaring the 1990s classic, Sound of Da Police from their patrol car. (see below)

It was posted on YouTube and Facebook and the footage soon became a massive internet hit.

Police chiefs considered taking disciplinary action against them, but the force faced something of a backlash from the public who felt that was over the top.

Jack Raymond, 23, from Chelmsford, was pleased the officers kept their jobs.

He said: "They were only having a bit of fun after all.

"It would have been out of order if they had been disciplined, or worse. This whole episode is  something of a legend now in the city!"

Jeremy Davies, 34, from Chelmsford, was also glad the case had been dropped.

He said: “They have done the police's image a favour if you ask me.

"It was all a bit of a mountain out of a mole hill."

The track they played was by KRS One made famous in La Haine, the black and white French 1995 film about youths clashing with the police.

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4:04pm Sat 24 May 14

leighelite says...

Think they done a blinding job for public relations showed our police in Essex can have a good sense of humour and still do there jobs
Think they done a blinding job for public relations showed our police in Essex can have a good sense of humour and still do there jobs leighelite
  • Score: 25

5:16pm Sat 24 May 14

alarminstaller says...

Whatever they do these days they appear to be wrong, they are dammed if they do and dammed if they don't.

They are bullied by the Government for whatever they do, the Government will use any excuse against them as a reason for cutting their pay, pensions and conditions.

The cuts have almost destroyed them, the Government has humiliated them but still expect them to protect us the public in what must be endless dangerous and or life threatening situations, which despite the so called and unbelievable manipulated crime figures we all know the truth !!

The Government have now almost destroyed their only permitted voice of discent their Federation, and politically taken over control, by electing PCC's to decide the latest fad policing direction.

They have been cut to the bone and PCSO's and specials seem to be the most important consideration for the government these days which to us the public means cheap, cheap cheap and a future policy law and order policy of halve the price for half the value.

Their pay, conditions and pensions are now so bad that we will soon be seeing Police Officers that are so old they will have to buy their own Zimmer frames whilst on foot patrol.

And all from the party that used to be the party of law and order !!

The only thing that greatly surprises me with this incident is the fact that the Officers involved have any sense of humour left.

The best piece of news with regard to the current policy is clearly the public especially in Essex has given this Government a good kicking at the recent election.

Mr PCC local politicians and MPs take note what goes around comes around you are playing with danger and it will land up with tears, it is our safety and protection you are destroying.
Whatever they do these days they appear to be wrong, they are dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. They are bullied by the Government for whatever they do, the Government will use any excuse against them as a reason for cutting their pay, pensions and conditions. The cuts have almost destroyed them, the Government has humiliated them but still expect them to protect us the public in what must be endless dangerous and or life threatening situations, which despite the so called and unbelievable manipulated crime figures we all know the truth !! The Government have now almost destroyed their only permitted voice of discent their Federation, and politically taken over control, by electing PCC's to decide the latest fad policing direction. They have been cut to the bone and PCSO's and specials seem to be the most important consideration for the government these days which to us the public means cheap, cheap cheap and a future policy law and order policy of halve the price for half the value. Their pay, conditions and pensions are now so bad that we will soon be seeing Police Officers that are so old they will have to buy their own Zimmer frames whilst on foot patrol. And all from the party that used to be the party of law and order !! The only thing that greatly surprises me with this incident is the fact that the Officers involved have any sense of humour left. The best piece of news with regard to the current policy is clearly the public especially in Essex has given this Government a good kicking at the recent election. Mr PCC local politicians and MPs take note what goes around comes around you are playing with danger and it will land up with tears, it is our safety and protection you are destroying. alarminstaller
  • Score: 6

5:46pm Sat 24 May 14

the25man says...

For once the do gooders haven't got there way common sense prevails. They weren't harming anybody and were enjoying themselves. whats the point of being in a job that gets you down all the time. A grumpy cop is a bad copper
For once the do gooders haven't got there way common sense prevails. They weren't harming anybody and were enjoying themselves. whats the point of being in a job that gets you down all the time. A grumpy cop is a bad copper the25man
  • Score: 11

5:47pm Sat 24 May 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

leighelite wrote:
Think they done a blinding job for public relations showed our police in Essex can have a good sense of humour and still do there jobs
Perfectly put.
[quote][p][bold]leighelite[/bold] wrote: Think they done a blinding job for public relations showed our police in Essex can have a good sense of humour and still do there jobs[/p][/quote]Perfectly put. Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 14

9:48pm Sat 24 May 14

Julie57 says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
leighelite wrote:
Think they done a blinding job for public relations showed our police in Essex can have a good sense of humour and still do there jobs
Perfectly put.
I totally agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leighelite[/bold] wrote: Think they done a blinding job for public relations showed our police in Essex can have a good sense of humour and still do there jobs[/p][/quote]Perfectly put.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you. Julie57
  • Score: 5

2:38pm Sun 25 May 14

John Right says...

Were they smoking weed as well ?
Were they smoking weed as well ? John Right
  • Score: -5

2:45pm Sun 25 May 14

roger moore says...

good they have kept their jobs, it was only a bit of harmless fun.
good they have kept their jobs, it was only a bit of harmless fun. roger moore
  • Score: 7

4:04pm Mon 26 May 14

Steve H says...

I just need to see the Fire Brigade, when arriving at a fire, stand in line and the chief calling out "Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Gruff"!
I just need to see the Fire Brigade, when arriving at a fire, stand in line and the chief calling out "Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Gruff"! Steve H
  • Score: 0

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