PC Yasmin Hylton spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about her experiences as a trainee at Lancashire Police and in particular, her experiences as a mixed race officer.
The interview was part of a review of the BBC drama ‘Red, White and Blue’ written and directed by Steve McQueen charting the experiences of Leroy Logan, an officer in the MET police in the 1980s.
Leroy Logan also took part in the BBC Radio 5 Live interview, and Yasmin explained that her experience of racism in the police couldn’t be any more different to that of Leroy’s.
Yasmin explained: “I have always had a positive experience and having more BAME officers allows us to police our communities better. I know that Lancashire Police are working on encouraging more BAME officers to apply to join us.”
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