Survivor | Police officer relationship

I was a new police officer and was drawn into a relationship with a married officer who trained me. He coercively controlled me. Mentally and emotionally abused me. Isolated me. Financially abused me.

I couldn’t report it because he had made sure our colleagues hated me and I wouldn’t have been believed.

Constabulary: Greater Manchester Police

Timespan: Early 2000s

Did you report it to the police?: No

Your ethnicity: White British

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: Thoughts/feelings

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: No

Illustration by Danny Noble

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