Officers’ homophobia hampered murder investigations, says review – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2007 in homosexuality, news, police by sally

“Scotland Yard’s reaction to killings and attacks on gay, lesbian and transsexual people has historically been blighted by “institutional” homophobia, according to a report. A review of how detectives handled 10 murders of gay men or transsexuals says that in some cases inquiries were hampered by lack of knowledge, reliance on unfounded stereotypes and personal prejudices. Of the cases examined in a process sanctioned by the Met, four remain unsolved.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2007