An off-duty West Midlands policeman was racially abusive when two Asian doormen refused him entry into a Birmingham city centre nightclub because he was drunk, a jury was told.
Alexander Hall was refused entry into the Lloyds No 1 Bar in Broad Street "because of his intoxicated state", Mark Knowles, prosecuting, told Stafford Crown Court.
"Clearly he did not take kindly to that and started to argue with the door staff," said Mr Knowles.
"At that stage he said: 'Don't you know who I am?' He became aggressive and was asked to move away from the door. He said: 'I am a copper and will have you rigged up'.
"The people on the door did not at first believe he was a police officer. He was abusive and calling the door staff 'Pakis'."
Mr Knowles said the police were called and Hall went to a police station where it was said he was heavily intoxicated. He was cautioned and said: "They made it all up."
Hall (31), of Highfield Road, Rockhill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, denies two charges of racially aggravated harassment in December 2003 against Kamran Hyder Khan and his brother, Seyed Khan.
The trial continues.