A Surrey detective has been fined £500 by magistrates in Hampshire for sending an offensive message.
Det Con Damien McIntyre, 34, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to an offence under the Communications Act.
Aldershot magistrates also ordered the officer, based at Staines, to pay £105 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
A charge against him of making threats to kill was dismissed and another charge that he assaulted a police officer was withdrawn.
Det Con McIntyre was suspended from duty after he was arrested and charged following an incident at an address in Egham.
A spokesman for Surrey Police said he would remain suspended until a decision was made on whether he would face internal disciplinary proceedings.
- 17 April 2010