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Posted: 1/9/2006 4:27:23 PM EDT


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www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17757963%5E663,00.html

Camilla's protector paid out

08jan06

A BLACK police bodyguard who protected the Duchess of Cornwall has won $70,000 compensation after suing Scotland Yard for "over-promoting" him because of political correctness.

Sgt Leslie Turner -- the first black personal protection officer to guard the royal family -- will receive the "racial discrimination" payout after reaching an out-of-court settlement with London's Metropolitan Police.

His representatives argued he landed the prestigious job as Camilla's bodyguard only because he was black.

It was claimed that as a result of being over-promoted and not receiving proper training and support, Sgt Turner made mistakes which led to him being re-assigned.

He launched legal proceedings against the force in October and Scotland Yard chiefs have agreed to pay "substantial" compensation -- understood to be about $70,000 -- to the married father of two.

Colleagues of Sgt Turner, who was born in Britain, say he is a "model professional"' who had a good relationship with Prince Charles and Camilla.

He began guarding Charles in August, 2004 and was re-assigned to Camilla in February last year when the royal couple were engaged.

But in June, it emerged he had suddenly been replaced.

Royal insiders stress that the decision to move him was not taken directly by Clarence House. But they concede that the race row is extremely embarrassing for Charles and Camilla.

Had Sgt Turner's case reached a tribunal, potentially embarrassing secrets about Charles and Camilla's lives may have been aired.

A Met spokesman refused to confirm the compensation deal.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:31:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:33:50 PM EDT
OH FOR THE LOVE OF...How in the hell...What kind of...Jesus Chr...

Fuck it. I'm tired, and I'm preaching to the choir.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:35:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
OH FOR THE LOVE OF...How in the hell...What kind of...Jesus Chr...

Fuck it. I'm tired, and I'm preaching to the choir.



+1. Race relations are turning into a loose/ loose situation.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:37:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 4:39:28 PM EDT by Triumph955i]
If he kept his mouth shut, he could have been the boss of the security detail in a few years.

dumbass.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:39:11 PM EDT
The proverbial catch 22. Good times.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:40:25 PM EDT
oh the irony
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:40:27 PM EDT
It's a step in the right direction in terms of FINALLY SOMEBODY IS LEGALLY ACKNOWLEDING THIS.

The lawsuit is petty as hell, but if it's bringing an important issue to attention, especially one that is consiously, voluntarily ignored, I'm happy.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:45:36 PM EDT
Guys this happened in England. No one here will give a shit about it and we will continue down the spiral of PC.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:50:13 PM EDT
Oh well, they are just hurting themselves with this behavior.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:51:29 PM EDT
Man. I gotta get into that racket.

You didn't promote me because I was black! = lawsuit, tons of money

You gave me the promotion because I was black and I failed! It's your fault!!! = lawsuit, tons of money

The PC police may as well just be telling us to bend over and apply the KY liberally, because we are GOING to get it....
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:51:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:20:11 PM EDT
So he was incompetant and blamed the deptartment...

Some people are never happy. If they didnt promote he would have sued too.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:32:13 PM EDT
How did he win? He ACCEPTED the job. They didnt FORCE him into it. Do people not even try to pay attention to detail anymore?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:06:11 PM EDT
..... Oh Great!!!! Wonder if everyone's probably going to try to pull these lawsuits around here...


Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:20:48 PM EDT
George Bush doesn't care about black people.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:24:21 PM EDT
What a whiney ass piece of crap.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:25:45 PM EDT
The "token black guy" got pissed off at holding the bag, sued, and won! OMG, that's hilarious.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:38:04 PM EDT
just look, though! Hes so poor and so black
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:48:51 PM EDT
In LE, like the military, you dont turn down certain jobs when "asked." To do so is a career ender. His superiors threw him into an assignment they knew he was unqualified for becuase they wanted to fill a quota.

So his choises were not take the job, meaning his career would be over. Or take the job and try his best even though he knew he was being thrown in over his head. Bad situation to be in for someone of any race.
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