Sarah | Gwent Police (redaction made for legal reasons)

Despite harassment orders being served on him after complaints from previous women, a police officer (redaction made for legal reasons) was allowed to stay in his post as a police officer who trained young recruits. This was how I met him. Two years of abusive and controlling behaviour ensued, ending with me reporting it all to Gwent police. I was called a liar, vindictive and spiteful. His offences were brushed under the carpet, and he was protected by the misogynistic ‘boys club’. He escaped prison, even though years of abuse against several women unravelled. The investigation into him was led by his friends, and the only people who suffered were his victims. We had already suffered enough at his hands. 

Constabulary: Gwent Police

Timespan: 2012

Did you report it to the police?: Yes

Your ethnicity: White British


Illustration by Danny Noble

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