Racism Complaints (517_15)

Request

  1. How many complaints of racism has your force received by (a) an alleged victim (b) a fellow police officer, or (c) a third party in respect of racist comments or behaviour by a member of your force? Please give figures for the 2013/14 financial year.

 

  1. How many officers have been disciplined as a result of these complaints of racism and what was the result of that disciplinary action?

 

  1. In relation to the last five incidents which fell within the remit of Q2 please state any words or phrases that were deemed to have been racist.

Response

  1. How many complaints of racism has your force received by (a) an alleged victim (b) a fellow police officer, or (c) a third party in respect of racist comments or behaviour by a member of your force? Please give figures for the 2013/14 financial year.

 

  1. There have been 68 allegations of discriminatory behaviour received in 2013/14
  2. In 2013/14 there have been 5 internal allegations of equality and diversity
  3. = 0

 

  1. How many officers have been disciplined as a result of these complaints of racism and what was the result of that disciplinary action?

 

One officer, who received a written warning after a misconduct hearing

 

  1. In relation to the last five incidents which fell within the remit of Q2 please state any words or phrases that were deemed to have been racist.

 

The alleged word that was deemed racist was ‘monkey’

 

West Midlands Police will not tolerate any Racism, or any hate related discrimination or incident, and all officers and staff are encouraged to report any incidents within the workplace. Discrimination relating to disability, faith, race, sexual orientation or transgender issues is extremely rare and all managers, and where necessary our Professional Standards department, take a robust stance, carrying out thorough investigations, offering support and dealing appropriately with anyone found to be acting in such a manner.

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