News & Events Archive

  • The Carol Howard case highlighted the lengths that individuals within a police force will  go to cover up race discrimination and victimisation. This case is one example of the lived experience of some Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officers in police forces across England and Wales. The National Black Police Association (NBPA) supports officers and staff who are being subjected to detrimental treatment because they raise complaints of race discrimination or whistle blow on corruption and challenge or report improper conduct. Franstine Jones NBPA President says, ” Cases like Carol Howard (MET), DC Paul Bailey (GMP), Harmit  Bahara (Bedfordshire) […]

    Met agrees final settlement in Carol Howard discrimination case

    The Carol Howard case highlighted the lengths that individuals within a police force will  go to cover up race discrimination and victimisation. This case is one example of the lived experience of some Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officers in police forces across England and Wales. The National Black Police Association (NBPA) supports officers and staff who are being subjected to detrimental treatment because they raise complaints of race discrimination or whistle blow on corruption and challenge or report improper conduct. Franstine Jones NBPA President says, ” Cases like Carol Howard (MET), DC Paul Bailey (GMP), Harmit  Bahara (Bedfordshire) […]

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    National Black Police Association’s submission to the Consultation on changes to the Police Disciplinary System

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  • Greater Manchester Black & Asian Police Association welcome the judgment in the employment tribunal case brought against Greater Manchester Police (GMP)by Detective Constable Paul Bailey. The tribunal having weighed the evidence has concluded GMP is guilty of race discrimination and victimisation. While we congratulate DC Bailey on successfully bringing this case to court, we recognise the enormous stress involved added to that, the indignity of suffering racist discrimination and victimisation in the workplace. Any continued victimisation should be dealt with swiftly and the Chief Constable held to account. The Police and Crime Commissioner should ensure that there is a clear […]

    GMP Found Guilty Of Racism in Employment Tribunal Case

    Greater Manchester Black & Asian Police Association welcome the judgment in the employment tribunal case brought against Greater Manchester Police (GMP)by Detective Constable Paul Bailey. The tribunal having weighed the evidence has concluded GMP is guilty of race discrimination and victimisation. While we congratulate DC Bailey on successfully bringing this case to court, we recognise the enormous stress involved added to that, the indignity of suffering racist discrimination and victimisation in the workplace. Any continued victimisation should be dealt with swiftly and the Chief Constable held to account. The Police and Crime Commissioner should ensure that there is a clear […]

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  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30398621 Franstine Jones, NBPA President says “This article is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to how officers who have complaints of racism upheld against them are still allowed to remain in the police service. The figures of dismissal revealed in the BBC Freedom of Information request show just how few officers are held to account. There are a number of Employment Tribunal claims of racism in the police that never go to tribunal but are settled instead. This also reflects in our communities where people have made complaints and have not seen the perpetrators held to account […]

    BBC News: Racism probe officers ‘avoid sack’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30398621 Franstine Jones, NBPA President says “This article is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to how officers who have complaints of racism upheld against them are still allowed to remain in the police service. The figures of dismissal revealed in the BBC Freedom of Information request show just how few officers are held to account. There are a number of Employment Tribunal claims of racism in the police that never go to tribunal but are settled instead. This also reflects in our communities where people have made complaints and have not seen the perpetrators held to account […]

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  • The Home Office, has commissioned the College of Policing, to address the historic problem of the lack of representation of black and ethnic minority officers and staff in senior ranks and BME officers in specialist roles. The College of Policing have developed a Positive Action Practical Advice document and respondents to the survey want to see better use made of positive action. Franstine Jones said, “Nowadays, diversity units are rare in police forces and HR departments are not tasked to challenge the status quo around diversity issues. Therefore, the work of local BPA’s must be supported and utilised as an invaluable resource. These […]

    NBPA response to the summary key findings from the BME Progression 2018 Programme BME Officer Survey and the Organisational Survey

    The Home Office, has commissioned the College of Policing, to address the historic problem of the lack of representation of black and ethnic minority officers and staff in senior ranks and BME officers in specialist roles. The College of Policing have developed a Positive Action Practical Advice document and respondents to the survey want to see better use made of positive action. Franstine Jones said, “Nowadays, diversity units are rare in police forces and HR departments are not tasked to challenge the status quo around diversity issues. Therefore, the work of local BPA’s must be supported and utilised as an invaluable resource. These […]

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  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today informed the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) that it will carry out an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Met. This investigation is a response to longstanding concerns about the Met’s treatment of female, BME and gay officers, and follows the Central London Employment Tribunal’s recent findings in the case of Carol Howard v Metropolitan Police Service that the Met had discriminated against and victimised Ms Howard in contravention of the Equality Act 2010. The focus of the investigation will be the Met’s […]

    Commission to investigate discrimination in Metropolitan Police Service

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today informed the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) that it will carry out an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Met. This investigation is a response to longstanding concerns about the Met’s treatment of female, BME and gay officers, and follows the Central London Employment Tribunal’s recent findings in the case of Carol Howard v Metropolitan Police Service that the Met had discriminated against and victimised Ms Howard in contravention of the Equality Act 2010. The focus of the investigation will be the Met’s […]

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  • Franstine Jones, President of the National Black Police Associations (NBPA) says ” Here we have another case where a police force has been found guilty of race discrimination. I would like to see the senior officers and others in this case held accountable for subjecting Mr Bahra to both discrimination and victimisation. I would like to see Bedfordshire police show the community it serves that it takes any accusations of race discrimination and victimisation seriously.    Mr Bahra and his family, who have endured a difficult and stressful time throughout this process can now start to put this difficult period behind […]

    Bedfordshire Police officer Harmit Bahra awarded £200k in race case

    Franstine Jones, President of the National Black Police Associations (NBPA) says ” Here we have another case where a police force has been found guilty of race discrimination. I would like to see the senior officers and others in this case held accountable for subjecting Mr Bahra to both discrimination and victimisation. I would like to see Bedfordshire police show the community it serves that it takes any accusations of race discrimination and victimisation seriously.    Mr Bahra and his family, who have endured a difficult and stressful time throughout this process can now start to put this difficult period behind […]

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  • The NBPA welcomes the new measures put in place by Home Secretary Theresa May on the use of Stop and Search. Franstine Jones President of the National Black Police Association says “These measures will give much needed transparency and accountability of how the police use these powers. The police service also needs to deal with the underlying problem that causes disproportionality in the use of these powers. The use of stop and search has gone done, but crime has not gone up. If you are and Black or Asian you are still more likely to be stopped and searched than […]

    Stop and Search: Police Code of Conduct Launched

    The NBPA welcomes the new measures put in place by Home Secretary Theresa May on the use of Stop and Search. Franstine Jones President of the National Black Police Association says “These measures will give much needed transparency and accountability of how the police use these powers. The police service also needs to deal with the underlying problem that causes disproportionality in the use of these powers. The use of stop and search has gone done, but crime has not gone up. If you are and Black or Asian you are still more likely to be stopped and searched than […]

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