Meet Sister Carol Howard, 34, a Metropolitan Police Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG) firearms officer, who helped safeguard London from terror attacks during the Olympics and protects senior politicians, government buildings and foreign embassies in London ...
... Sister Howard who has served in the force for ten years, is suing the Metropolitan Police for alleged racial discrimination, and claims her career has been held back.
She is alleging a senior male DPG officer has denied her equal opportunities because of her race and gender.
The tribunal hearing, set to take place at Central London Employment Tribunal this month, also involves allegations of bullying.
A source told the Evening Standard the case, which is being funded by the Police Federation, has “been going on for two years”.
Ms Howard, who is based at Kensington, has served in the force for more than ten years and was featured in the Evening Standard in 2012 as one of the Met’s officers who helped keep London safe during the Olympics. She has been taken off frontline duties.
A Met spokesman said: “Police Constable Carol Howard of the Diplomatic Protection Group is bringing an employment tribunal against the Met citing racial and sexual discrimination.
“The Met will robustly defend the claim.”