Sixteen Hampshire police officers and three police staff are under investigation after they were caught allegedly making racist and homophobic comments.
It is believed conversations were recorded using hidden cameras and microphones at the Police Investigation Centre in Basingstoke, following a complaint from a member of staff.
Five people have so far been suspended.
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In a statement Hampshire Constabulary said it takes any allegations of this nature very seriously and has been taking independent advice from the outset. they continue that they are in the process of conducting a rigorous investigation which is being supervised by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.