No doubt I will mention Stephen Lawrence and the impact his senceless death has impacted not only the police but the world we live in.
It is a topic very dear to my heart for reasons I will not divugle here.
I will at some point address the issues but it's magnitude and scale and depth cannot be simply explained away in a few posts.
One of my bigest fears on joining the Met would that I would be judged simply on been a police officer and that my race and own ethnicty would simply be ignored or even worse be a cause of comment or a consideration for others.
I am however very relived to only of have very positive experences so far.
Todate every police officer I have met have been honest and straight foward people, doing a difficult job in difficult times, for that I am grateful to learn with them.
I will address Stop and Account and the 5090 form shortly and the impact it has on the police and from what I can see of the commuinty.
Stay tuned !