BAPA Statement – Finsbury Park

Members of Greater Manchester Black Asian Police Association (BAPA) are saddened by the horrific and painful attack on worshippers in Finsbury Park, early this morning. Our thoughts are with the victims of this attack and their family and friends. This attack sought to divide and undermine the community spirit that has been so evident in […]

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BAPA PRESS RELEASE

The people of Manchester and the entire country are coming to terms with the appalling violence visited upon the City and families particularly many children enjoying an evening out. Our thoughts are with those families and friends who sadly lost loved ones. We join with our colleagues and those who came together in unison to […]

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Greater Manchester BAPA Solidarity with Met BPA

Greater Manchester Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) stands in Solidarity with Metropolitan Black Police Association (Met BPA) on the matter of defunding of the United Kingdom’s first established Black Police Association. We call for a national response to the decision of the Metropolitan Police defunding of the Met BPA and the treatment of other […]

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Engage Inform Inspire

On 17th January 2017 Former Abraham Moss Pupil Heather Ramsey now a GMP employee and BAPA Executive member took part in a professional development day organised by Charles Crichlow, BAPA Deputy Chair, and a member of GMP workforce development at Sedgley Park. Heather and a number of other BME female Police Officers and staff were […]

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Mystery still surrounding Lawrence Inquiry visit to Manchester

OPERATION KERRY – BAPA Statement The report into Greater Manchester Police involvement in policing of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry visit to Greater Manchester in 1998 calls attention to important issues about race and policing in the 21st Century. We welcome the fact that this report acknowledged a degree of inappropriate behaviour on the part of […]

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BAPA Statement Charlestown Massacre

Following the horrific terrorist slaughter of nine African Americans in their place of worship in Charleston USA, it has become clear that this was an attack motivated by a deeply racist ideology. President Barack Obama has made a statement, primarily calling on Americans to face up to its record on gun violence.   What this attack reminds us […]

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BAPA Statement Regarding Paul Bailey

Last month we learned that Detective Constable Paul Bailey was successful in bringing an employment tribunal against Greater Manchester Police. This is the second occasion DC Bailey has to take such a course of action in his twenty five year career. What emerged from the tribunal was the fact that not only was DC Bailey […]

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GMP Settle Police Inspector’s Claim For Race Discrimination Quietly Out of Court.

By Paul Bailey GMP has settled Police Inspector Scott Winters’ claim for racial discrimination out of court. Agreements such as these are commonly known ‘Compromise Agreements.’ It is my belief that the mere fact that GMP has chosen to settle Inspector Winters’ claim, at this late stage, reflects poorly on the decision makers within GMP […]

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Statement on Police Federation seeking to extend the use of Taser to all Police Officers

By Charles Crichlow BAPA is very concerned that the Police Federation is seeking to extend the use of Taser to all Police Officers. We do not believe the rationale put forward by the Police Federation justifies a change in policy particularly at a time when there is still a disturbing level of disproportionality in the […]

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Tony Lloyd – Are the Police and Crime Commissioner’s failures catching up with him?

By Paul Bailey This question goes to the very heart the role of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). I will explain. Over the years I have raised the issue of holding the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy to account. I highlighted the following area to the commissioner:  (1) Hold Chief Constables […]

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