Janet Hills MBE was the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA) and served as a Police Officer for 28 years. She had held several posts on the MetBPA Executive, including First Contact Support Coordinator and General Secretary, before becoming the first female Chairperson of the Association in 2013. Over the last twenty-five years, the MetBPA has made considerable contributions to various Inquiries, which include the Macpherson, Morris and Race & Faith Inquiry. She spoke about the challenges around policing and the work that needs to continue within the MET and black communities.
Saadiya Ahmad, Director of Careers and Enterprise and Director of the Legal Advice Centre at RDSBL said:
It was great to hear from these highly respected speakers with students learning crucial lessons on critical topics and gaining insight into the concerted efforts being made to end discrimination and racism in policing and at the Bar."
LAC students and RDSBL academics were also invited to an event organised at the Mayor of London's new offices at The Crystal in the Royal Docks to mark Black History Month.