Ethnic police protest march in prospect

Ethnic
minorities employed by the police are planning a protest march to highlight
concerns about discrimination in the force, according to reports in the
national press.

It
is thought the National Black Police Association is planning to march on
Scotland Yard in November.

The
Guardian newspaper claims that black and ethnic officers will march in full
uniform, alongside civilian police workers.

The
protest has been sparked by the failed investigation into Superintendent Ali
Dizaei and a feeling that ethnic officers suffer more disciplinary action than
white colleagues.

Meanwhile,
a senior Metropolitan police officer has been appointed as the UK’s first black
chief constable. Mike Fuller, a deputy assistant commissioner at Scotland Yard
is to become the new chief constable of Kent.

By Ross Wigham

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