Forced Out is a revelatory exposé combining deeply affecting memoir with sharp analysis and a fascinating insider perspective on day-to-day life in the force.
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Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force – he had a long-held desire to serve his community, astrong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing.
As a gay black man from a working class family, Kevin Maxwell could easily have been a poster boy for the force’s stated commitment to equal opportunities.
He was after all a dream candidate for the police force having had a long held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. But instead he came up against entrenched prejudice, open racism and homophobia.
For more than ten years, Kevin strove against the odds, until he took the force to an employment tribunal – with devastating results.
Kevin Maxwell served as a detective in both the Greater Manchester and London’s Metropolitan Police forces. He now writes and advocates for social justice and equality. He has written for newspapers and magazines including the Independent and the Guardian and has appeared on television and radio for the BBC and Sky News.