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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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Police chief backs ‘committed’ officers being probed over ‘racism’ allegations

Sir Peter fahy said allegations made any staff member within GMP are taken very seriously, and the Professional Standards Branch are no different Sir Peter Fahy has backed ‘committed’ officers in his internal affairs department but stressed it was important that ‘any lessons are learned’. He said: “Allegations of misconduct made against all GMP officers […]

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