Asian police officer ‘threatened with sack’ after ‘racist’ toy monkey complaint –

The BBC, which uncovered the case, said the officer was told he faced the prospect of being sacked.

It took two years for the complainant to be vindicated, when a Scotland Yard misconduct hearing found the whistleblower had not breached the standards of professional behaviour.

He later took the case to an employment tribunal, alleging he had been racially discriminated against and victimised. 

The BBC reported that the Asian officer received a settlement of £35,000 before the case was heard in full.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Richard Martin, who is in charge of professionalism at the Met, said in a statement: “Over the last two years the Met has made significant investment in improving how we handle complaints made by our own staff linked to discrimination, bullying or harassment. 

“We are committed to a system which everyone can be confident in and a genuine belief that it has fairness.


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