Stroud Against Racism vs. Gloucestershire Constabulary
....for the reasons outlined above, it would have been appropriate for Stroud Against Racism to have been contacted once your formal complaint had been received. Had you been contacted, the issues which have since come to light may have been exposed sooner. On that basis, your review is upheld
Last week I attended the Police Building Stronger Communities Roadshow at the Sub Rooms in Stroud, representing Stroud Against Racism.
It was an impressive audio visual production but without a formal questions and answers session.
However, in the break whilst 'mingling', persistence paid off and I was able to ask the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson and after the event, Chief Constable Rod Hansen, a few questions:-
The over-representation of people from racial and ethnic minorities in the Criminal Justice System is a serious concern.
The generally accepted minority ethnic diversity statistic for Gloucestershire is approx 5%. Comparing this to the national sentencing data from the Ministry of Justice the over-representation is clear.