Detective Constable Paul Bailey was celebrating today as his employment tribunal against Greater Manchester Police came to a head.
Mr. Bailey will be compensated after GMP was found guilty of race discrimination and victimisation.
The Black and Asian Police Association, of which Mr. Bailey is Chair, released a statement welcoming the judgement:
“While we congratulate DC Bailey on successfully bringing this case to court, we recognise the enormous stress involved added to the indignity of suffering racist discrimination and victimisation in the workplace.
“We are also well aware of the continuing victimisation in this case and urge the Police and Crime Commissioner to take decisive action to hold the Chief Constable to account for what we see as a fundamental problem at the heart of the leadership within GMP on the issue of race and policing.”
This is the second time DC Bailey has taken GMP to tribunal for racial targeting after enduring years of what he saw as victimisation because he is black. This included being referred to as a “difficult black man” and being transferred to and from different places of work against his will.
GMP has consistently denied that the treatment of DC Bailey was racially motivated.