One among Britain’s senior-most Indian-origin girl cops, who took authorized motion in opposition to Scotland Yard over allegations of racial and gender discrimination, has struck a confidential settlement with the UK’s largest police pressure.
Parm Sandhu, a Chief Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police, had claimed that she was denied promotions and alternatives at work because of her race and gender.
The 55-year-old stated she had agreed to a confidential settlement after she left the Metropolitan Police final 12 months, having been cleared of gross misconduct.
“I have settled my claims with the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service). The terms of the settlement are confidential. I have no further comment to make,” she informed the Day by day Mirror.
She is more likely to have obtained a six-figure sum in kilos and signed a non-disclosure settlement, which suggests the small print of the case can’t be aired in public.
“Worked with some fabulous people. Had some good times and painful experiences but I know I made a difference,” Ms Sandhu stated quickly after she give up the Met Police in October final 12 months.
The previous officer took the authorized step on the finish of an inside Met Police investigation, which cleared her of gross misconduct allegations in June final 12 months.
The inquiry, launched in June 2018, focussed on whether or not Ms Sandhu inspired her colleagues to assist her nomination for a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM), which is awarded twice a 12 months by Queen Elizabeth II as a part of her honours’ lists.
The medals are given to serving cops within the UK in recognition of distinguished service or excellent braveness within the line of responsibility.
The inner Met Police investigation concluded that Ms Sandhu had “no case to answer” and would face no additional motion, with restrictions on her duties at work being lifted.
Ms Sandhu, who joined the police service in 1989, rose via the ranks to change into Borough Commander in Richmond-upon-Thames.
She was one of the senior ethnic minority girl officers within the Met Police and in 2006 obtained an Asian Ladies of Achievement Award for her achievements within the police pressure.