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Say One Thing and Secretly Do the Opposite.

By Paul Bailey GMP tops the wrong chart once again last night when it was revealed that between 2005 and 2012 the force investigated 519 public complaints of racial discrimination upholding exactly Zero. This was the worst performance of all forces. This is not new to those people who have come into contact with complaints […]

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Do you believe it Now

By Paul Bailey Police racism: Top forces in the dock over failure of 94 discrimination inquiries (Independent 5.6.14) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-racism-top-forces-in-the-dock-over-failure-of-94-discrimination-inquiries-9488243.html We have all seen the IPCC report in relation to Police handling of allegations of discrimination that included Greater Manchester Police. I am sure that there will be elements of the police who, even in the […]

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A Cancer of Hypocrisy within GMP

By Paul Bailey Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future; because there is nowhere else to look.                                    James Burke.   I was asked the other day why I wrote so many blogs exposing GMP for different things and why expose myself to retaliation from GMP; surely it would […]

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GMP Leadership in Crisis

By Paul Bailey In all of my years of service within Greater Manchester Police I have never seen a crisis in leadership on the scale that we are all witnessing now. In recent weeks and months GMP has been humiliated in the media for a multitude of reasons. We have seen the Crown Prosecution Service […]

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‘Sexism, homophobia and discrimination’ still a problem for GMP claims new report

Greater Manchester Police was branded ‘institutionally racist’ in 1998 by the then chief constable David Wilmot Greater Manchester Police was branded ‘institutionally racist’ in 1998 by the then chief constable David Wilmot. Five years later the BBC’s damning ‘Secret Policeman’ documentary exposed racism among trainees within a number of forces, including GMP. It led to […]

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Revealed: GMP ordered report on police discrimination – then ordered a rewrite to dilute it

The report was rewritten so that the conclusion that GMP was ‘institutionally racist’ was removed Police chiefs ordered a rewrite of a report on discrimination at GMP to remove the conclusion that the force is ‘institutionally racist’. Former superintendent Martin Harding was asked by chief constable Sir Peter Fahy to look at how his force’s […]

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Cultural Report Altered then Published by GMP.

By Paul Bailey Many of you will have read my blog of 8th January 2014 ‘GMP Hide Cultural Report.’ Having commissioned a review into the culture within GMP the report had not been published for months. Yesterday [20th January 2014] the report was finally published but this is only the start of this story. The […]

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Three police officers sue GMP for race discrimination

The police officers are known to have already begun legal proceedings against the force. Three serving ethnic minority officers are suing Greater Manchester Police alleging racial discrimination by its internal affairs department, the M.E.N. can reveal. The police officers are known to have already begun legal proceedings against the force. They had either been suspended […]

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Greater Manchester Police’s internal standards branch probed over racism claims

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy has voluntarily called in another force to probe claims that officers in GMP’s Professional Standards Branch provided misleading evidence when investigating black or Asian officers. Greater Manchester Police’s internal affairs department is being investigated over allegations of racism. Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy has voluntarily called in another force to […]

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A familiar tale: ‘Institutional racism’ at Greater Manchester Police

In 1998, then chief constable of GMP David Wilmot branded the force ‘institutionally racist’, and five years later the BBC exposed racism among trainees within a number of forces, including GMP. Greater Manchester Police was branded ‘institutionally racist’ in 1998 by the then chief constable David Wilmot. Five years later the BBC’s damning ‘Secret Policeman’ […]

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