Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force - he had a desire to serve his community and an aptitude for the strategic and practical aspects of the job. And, as a gay black man from a working class family, he might have been a poster boy for the force's commitment to equal opportunities. Joining after the 9/11 attacks, Maxwell entered policing determined to keep communities safe. Instead he came up against entrenched prejudice, open racism and homophobia. Forced Out combines deeply affecting memoir, an insider perspective on day-to-day life in the force and sharp analysis of what needs to change.

 Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson

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