The National Black Police Association is disturbed that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is weaponising the misconduct system to deliberately target the Chair of the Met Black Police Association (Met BPA) with a perceived racist and vexatious misconduct investigation.
This concerning development comes 11 months after the Casey (2023) review identified that Black Officers were 81% more likely to face misconduct than their white counterparts and that, “allegations against officers and staff of colour might follow when they raise their head above the parapet to call out poor behaviour. This is a pattern embedded across Met culture: speaking out often results in adverse consequences for the complainant”.
The NBPA has reason to believe that the complaint was instigated as a direct result of the Met BPA Chair voicing concerns about the poor behaviour of senior officers and the racism he and his colleagues are suffering. It also comes at a time when the Chair was beginning to unite officers and staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds after efforts by the MPS to divide the membership.
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