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The Secret Policeman

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Mark Daly spent months working as a policeman in Manchester.

CAUTION: some strong language!

His fellow officers were unaware that their colleague was an undercover journalist who was trying to discover if racism lurked among their ranks.

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I was running late and only had an hour and a half before I was due to start my afternoon shift. I planned to drop into my flat, pick up my uniform and head straight out to Hazel Grove Police Station in south Stockport.

I pulled into my drive, switched off the ignition of my battered old Astra and got out. I collected my bags and closed the boot.

Then a Peugeot 309 headed towards me. It screeched to a halt and blocked any escape routes for me or my vehicle. Two officers got out.

“Mr Daly?” I knew the game was up.

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Information:

The Secret Policeman Returns
In the wake of the resignation of Britain’s top police officer, Panorama investigates racism in Britain’s police force. Mark Daly – who exposed racism amongst police recruits in The Secret Policeman five years ago – returns to uncover the truth about being a Black Ethnic Minority Cop today.
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Legacies: stereotypes, racism and the civil rights movement
In times past, many black residents and visitors to Britain noted in their memoirs instances of racial prejudice. Yet until the 1900s there was little formalised institutional racial discrimination, if by this we mean laws and regulations discriminating against ‘people of colour’, as existed in the USA and South Africa.
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