Black and Blue

One Woman's Story of Policing and Prejudice
Allison & Busby (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 10. Juni 2021
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  • 210 Seiten
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978-1-83895-266-2 (ISBN)

'Parm Sandhu's story is an inspiration to anyone who has found themselves struggling against adversity. It's also a page-turner which everyone who cares about policing and justice in Britain should read.' Meera Syal

At the point of her retirement from the Metropolitan Police Service in 2019, Parm Sandhu was the most senior BAME woman in the capital's police force. She was also the only non-white female to have been promoted through the ranks from constable to chief superintendent in the Met's entire history.

In this enthralling memoir, Parm chronicles her journey from life on the outskirts of Birmingham as the fourth child of immigrants from the Punjab to the upper echelons of the Met. Forced into an abusive arranged marriage aged just 16, Parm made the decision to escape to London with her newborn son and later joined the police as a constable.

During her thirty-year career, Parm worked in everything from crime prevention to counter-terrorism, and she also served in the Met's police corruption unit. She played a senior organizing role in the London Olympics and was the superintendent on duty when Lee Rigby was beheaded in the street in Greenwich.

However, Parm's time on the force was chequered throughout with incidents of racial and gender discrimination, and, after deciding to make a stand, she found herself facing a spurious charge of gross misconduct. Black and Blue tells her shocking story and of her quest for justice in her police work and for herself. It is a story that cannot fail to inspire anyone who has experienced prejudice or abuse of any kind.

  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
NYU Press
2x8pp colour plates
  • 10,07 MB
978-1-83895-266-2 (9781838952662)
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Parm Sandhu
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Authors' note
  • Contents
  • Prologue
  • 1 A Difficult Child
  • 2 Hostage
  • 3 Escape
  • 4 'Managing my shame'
  • 5 'You've not had your bum stamped!'
  • 6 'A spade in uniform'
  • 7 Zulu
  • 8 'Prisoners, prostitutes and plonks'
  • 9 'Never apply again'
  • 10 'Shi-ites and shitties'
  • 11 A Death a Day
  • 12 'Police officer or single parent'
  • 13 The Diversity Directorate
  • 14 Making History
  • 15 'It's you!'
  • 16 Croydon
  • 17 The Cannabis Farm
  • 18 The Pope and I
  • 19 The London Olympics
  • 20 Own Goals
  • 21 'Help for Heroes'
  • 22 'He went berserk!'
  • 23 'Belittle, intimidate and bully'
  • 24 'Your Indian heritage'
  • 25 Gross Misconduct
  • 26 'You have personally failed!'
  • 27 'Don't let the bastards grind you down'
  • Acknowledgements
  • Illustration credits
  • A Note About the Authors
  • Picture Sections

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