Met awards £500,000 to abused PC

The
Metropolitan police has paid £500,000 in damages to a black police constable
who alleged she was repeatedly racially and sexually abused by fellow officers,
according to the Guardian newspaper.

The
paper claims the police made the award to PC Joy Hendricks to avoid a
potentially embarrassing court case.

Hendricks
claimed she was given white face paint by colleagues, sexually assaulted,
racially abused and had her uniform set alight.

The
Met launched an inquiry led by Bill Morris in January because of concerns about
perceptions held of unfairness, disproportionality and discrimination in the
way some employment matters are investigated.

By Michael Millar

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