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National Black Police Association backing chief superintendent in tribunal.

Employment tribunal claim: Temporary Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu:

Employment tribunal claim: Temporary Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu:

Date - 8th July 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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One of the UK's most senior female Asian police officers has accused the Met of discrimination claiming a case alleging rule breaking over honours’ nominations was “dragged out”.

Temporary Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu has brought an employment tribunal claim against MPS after she was cleared of breaching any of the rules.

The National Black Police Association, which is supporting her action, described the allegation as "ridiculous".

Chief Supt Sandhu, who was presented with the Public Sector Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in part for her work in the aftermath of the July 7 London bombings, was alleged to have encouraged colleagues to support her nomination for a Queen's Police Medal.

National Police Chiefs' Council guidelines state "any person can nominate any other person for an honour" but people are not supposed to nominate themselves.

Chief Supt Sandhu was placed on restricted duties but the investigation concluded last month that there was no case to answer.

A Met Police spokesman said: "The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards began an investigation into the conduct of three officers following an allegation they breached guidelines relating to the UK honours nomination process.

"The investigation concluded in June 2019 and found there was no case to answer for gross misconduct or misconduct in relation to any of the officers."

Chief Supt Sandhu is now alleging that she was denied promotion and work opportunities on the basis of her race and gender.

Scotland Yard said that as a claim had been made it would be "inappropriate" to comment further.

But the NBPA, which supports which supports black and minority ethnic officers, backed her case.

In a tweet, it added: "We are disappointed the Met dragged this out when there was always going to be no case to answer.

"We agree with her this has been detrimental to her career."

Chief Supt Sandhu has not commented publicly on her discrimination claim.

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A complaint was made, it was investigated and she was cleared. Where is the discrimination?  Perhaps there was discrimination for her to reach promotion to her present rank, it has happened before. 

She is receiving backing from "The National Black Police Association", perhaps one of the most divisive, and racist associations tolerated by the Police Service. There should only be one association, The Police Federation of England and Wales, and it caters and sup[ports all officers of whatever Age, Sex, Creed, Religion, Race, Sexuality.


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