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Police officer in legal action against Crown over 'offensive' meme

A police officer accused of posting a “grossly offensive” meme online has launched legal action against the Crown.

Barbi Bishop, a constable, argued the charge breached the freedom of conscience and expression guaranteed by the Constitution.

The action, being handled by Resolution Chambers, also highlighted the freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

Ms Bishop, from Sandys, pleaded not guilty on November 13 last year to posting a meme on Facebook and Instagram that read “All Lives Splatter. Nobody cares about your protest. Keep your a** out of the road”.

The meme was alleged to have been posted on June 3 last year.

The case is expected to go to the Supreme Court for trial, but a trial date is still to be set.

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