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  • On Monday 6 November 2017 the Metropolitan Black Police Association celebrated its 23rd anniversary by screening a special documentary that illustrated the history behind their inception – “A Movement in Time” They also organised a question and answer session with some off their founding fathers –  Leroy Logan MBE George Rhoden Bevan Powell MBE David Michael Rt Hon Jack Straw June Alison Durant, responsible for the MetBPA Membership Portfolio described the day as “…absolutely fantastic, humbling and inspiring!” L-R (rear): Paul Ramsey, Keith Smith, Me, Martyn Linton, Mike Samuel (Treasurer), George Rhoden, Bevan Powell, David Michael and Leroy Logan. (front) – 3 […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    MetBPA Inception – A Moment in Time

    On Monday 6 November 2017 the Metropolitan Black Police Association celebrated its 23rd anniversary by screening a special documentary that illustrated the history behind their inception – “A Movement in Time” They also organised a question and answer session with some off their founding fathers –  Leroy Logan MBE George Rhoden Bevan Powell MBE David Michael Rt Hon Jack Straw June Alison Durant, responsible for the MetBPA Membership Portfolio described the day as “…absolutely fantastic, humbling and inspiring!” L-R (rear): Paul Ramsey, Keith Smith, Me, Martyn Linton, Mike Samuel (Treasurer), George Rhoden, Bevan Powell, David Michael and Leroy Logan. (front) – 3 […]

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  • On 25 October 2017 the Supreme Court sent down a judgment in favour of a black female former police officer. In the case of P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Lords Mance, Sumption, Reed, Hughes and Hodge found that police officers are entitled to bring discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal in respect of dismissals following proceedings before a Police Misconduct Panel. https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2016-0041.html The former officer Met officer now has the right to sue for discrimination at an employment tribunal. The discrimination related to a disability – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) she sustained after an assault on duty. She […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Amicus Brief update – Supreme Court rules in favour of black former officer P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

    On 25 October 2017 the Supreme Court sent down a judgment in favour of a black female former police officer. In the case of P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Lords Mance, Sumption, Reed, Hughes and Hodge found that police officers are entitled to bring discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal in respect of dismissals following proceedings before a Police Misconduct Panel. https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2016-0041.html The former officer Met officer now has the right to sue for discrimination at an employment tribunal. The discrimination related to a disability – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) she sustained after an assault on duty. She […]

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  • My two years as Deputy General Secretary since October 2015 have gone very quickly. They have also involved a lot of travel as we have visited ‘those four forces’ named by then Home Secretary Theresa May as having no black officers. Dyfed-Powys has made some progress, but challenges remain after both recent Chairs have retired. Durham found they had a black officer who self-defined as White which is interesting. However the BPA there is well supported and is always very involved in National Executive Committee meetings. I have been to North Yorkshire three times and it’s BPA is similarly very […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Deputy General Secretary Report 2015-2017

    My two years as Deputy General Secretary since October 2015 have gone very quickly. They have also involved a lot of travel as we have visited ‘those four forces’ named by then Home Secretary Theresa May as having no black officers. Dyfed-Powys has made some progress, but challenges remain after both recent Chairs have retired. Durham found they had a black officer who self-defined as White which is interesting. However the BPA there is well supported and is always very involved in National Executive Committee meetings. I have been to North Yorkshire three times and it’s BPA is similarly very […]

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  • Tola Munro, President commented on the Independent review into deaths and serious incidents in Police custody first announced in 2015 by then Home Secretary, Theresa May and released on 30 October 2017.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Press Release on Deaths in Custody report (30.10.17)

    Tola Munro, President commented on the Independent review into deaths and serious incidents in Police custody first announced in 2015 by then Home Secretary, Theresa May and released on 30 October 2017.

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  • Biannual statistics on Stop & Searches, detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983, and other use of police powers including arrests for recorded crime, breath tests and police action in relation to motoring offences.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Police Stop & Search statistics, England and Wales 2017

    Biannual statistics on Stop & Searches, detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983, and other use of police powers including arrests for recorded crime, breath tests and police action in relation to motoring offences.

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