A new website has been launched today which exposes a disturbing reality of police corruption and racism. It is the first website of its kind and contains details of 18 reported cases, numerous facts, figures and statistics to support the allegations and a story of a victim of police racism never told before along with many related articles.
There is a special case study/research on West Yorkshire Police which highlights serious and disturbing concerns regarding disproportionate investigations against BME officers/staff by the Professional Standards Department falsifying evidence to remove BME officers from office or have them charged or convicted as a means to remove them.
The website exposes a culture of racism and corrupt practices.
The website also portrays the story of a unique award winning black ex-West Yorkshire Police Officer who began his career by serving both Queen and Country at the age of 16 by joining the British Army. Following a successful career in the Army David Blair joined West Yorkshire Police and served his community for 17 years during which he was awarded with Commendations for saving a drowning man and for an investigation which led to the confiscation of an arsenal of guns and ammunition. This officer was falsely arrested when on sick leave having previously raised a grievance for racial discrimination. He attempted to commit suicide by throwing himself of a bridge. West Yorkshire Police did not help him through this difficult time. The Officer was later cleared at Court but was still dismissed by the force after the Professional Standards Department falsified evidence against him.
It takes many years for the police service to create trust and establish relations with ethnic minority communities which it then destroys in seconds by employing unfair practices. With reference to anti-terrorism activity, mistreatment of BME Officers risks being fatally counter-productive if it alienates the very communities whose cooperation the police so desperately needs. In West Yorkshire there has been a 965% increase in racially motivated crimes over the last 10 years which is 12 times faster than any other part of the Country. These figures clearly show the inability and failure of West Yorkshire Police to deal with racially motivated incidents both internally and externally.
The website also exposes how figures are manipulated to disguise the true picture of crimes i.e. robberies are classed as theft from person to reduce the robbery figures and theft from motor vehicles are classed as vehicle interference to reduce the figures for theft from motor vehicles and so on.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein
National Police Racism has serious concerns that certain convictions may be unsafe due to police impropriety. We are currently investigating a significant amount of cases and civil claims will be brought against the relevant police forces concerned.
National Police Racism also has serious concerns of crimes which are undetected due to police impropriety.
There is growing dissent in respect of the significant mistreatment of BME Officers/Staff and the BME Community by the police service and it is only a matter of time before a precarious situation becomes both unmanageable and volatile. It is therefore vital that these issues are addressed as a matter of urgency.
National Police Racism has deep concerns that a large number of officers from the Professional Standards Department who are responsible for investigating police officers are exceeding their powers, breaking the law, and are in fact committing criminal acts in the process of their investigations. There is no one who investigates the PSD officers and there is no accountability hence the carte blanche attitude by these officers. They behave like criminals and they think they are above the law. They have a free rein to choose whatever course of action they want. They are protected by a corrupt department. This is corruption at the highest level.
This type of behaviour was seen prior to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 hence the large miscarriage of justice cases which came about but today in 2010 the police are operating in pre-PACE times. Professional Standards Department should be called Poor Standards Department.
In West Yorkshire; when analysed against the denominator of ethnic group populations, Asian people are almost twice as likely to be stop searched (1.7) and black people are more than six times (6.6) more likely to be stop searched than a white person.
Historically, the increased likelihood of black persons being stop & searched has shown relatively little fluctuation. Figures since 2005 have consistently shown black people as being 6/7 times more likely to be stop searched than a white person. In general a BME person is almost twice as likely to be stop searched as a white person, a trend that has also remained consistent over time without any action to address the issues.
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