October 19, 2021

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Former female officers speak out over Police Scotland’s ‘sexist boys club’

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The intense scrutiny of police culture and the attitudes of male officers towards women was brought to light by Sarah Everard’s murder. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

Much of the attention has focused on the Metropolitan Police where Ms Everard’s killer worked. But a recent employment tribunal against Police Scotland, the UK’s second biggest force, has been hearing how a firearms unit there had operated like a sexist boys club.

We spoke to three former female officers who say they felt forced out of their jobs in Police Scotland by what they describe as a "sexist and misogynistic" culture.

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