CONVICTED CRIMINAL SUES POLICE FOR NOT ALLOWING HER TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER – Rachida Sobhi, who has a criminal record for theft, was turned down by the Metropolitan Police to become a WPC due to her criminal record.
Rachinda Sobhi is now suing the Metropolitan Police as she claims she has amnesia and cannot remember the conviction. Miraculously Sobhi is able to recall every other part of her life.
A judge, Mr Justice Keith, is allowing a hearing due to physiatric evidence that Sobhi may well have lost the memory due to past traumatic events.
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Set a thief to catch a thief; well the ideology appears sound enough but the Metropolitan Police have a policy of NOT employing convicted criminals.
During the initial interview at Scotland Yard Sobhi failed to list her conviction on her application form. Scotland Yard, as part of the employment process, ran a background check and uncovered Sobhi’s conviction and duly turn down her application in becoming a police officer.
Right: Rachinda Sobhi suing the Metropolitan Police Force for discrimination
While Sobhi is suing the police force for discrimination; claiming that she has no recollection of the crime or conviction it is the only thing she cannot remember; whilst this may appear unbelievable to most she has an eminent physiatrist backing up her claim.
Why is this being sued under the discrimination laws? The answer here appears to lie in perception that her amnesia is in fact a ‘disability’ and therefore Sobhi is suing the Metropolitan Police for discrimination against her disability.
Scotland Yard has issued a statement to the press saying that they will fight this claim and rightly so in my view.
While Sobhi conviction was that of stealing from her employer it is not exactly the crime of the century; however the Metropolitan Police cannot and should not allow anyone with a criminal record to become a police officer – it would simply make a mockery of the system.
Surely common sense must prevail and that a judge somewhere will put a stop to this madness and declare that while Sobhi might have a disability it is not the disability that is preventing her application to becoming a police officer but rather the fact that she does have a criminal record. It is irrelevant, or should be, that Sobhi is able to remember this event or not for the fact is she was convicted.
Yet again the taxpayer is going to get saddled by more idiotic law suits being brought against the Metropolitan police. Unfortunately we only have ourselves to blame as we have allowed the entrenchment of left-wing political correctness brainwashing.
Considering the countless studies, surveys and polls the Government undertake in any one year I often wonder if they will ever conduct a study to find out just how much taxpayers money is wasted every year due to political correctness.
Do you think Sobhi should have been allowed to have her case heard in an Employment Tribunal in the first place? Do you think Sobhi has a right to work as a police officer despite her conviction? Please leave your comments below.