Lesbian PC who died by suicide accused Met of homophobia

PinkNews Staff Writer June 17, 2010
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A lesbian trainee police officer who killed herself accused the Met police of being homophobic in her suicide note.

Lara Goldie, 28, was found hanged at her Hackney flat last Sunday morning by a neighbour.

She graduated from Hendon police college in April and was working in Haringey as a trainee PC.

She had left a four-page suicide note which referred to personal problems but also contained a paragraph about Hendon and Haringey in which she said colleagues were prejudiced against her.

The Sun reports that her colleagues all deny being homophobic and a Met source said she had not made any complaints about them.

Ms Goldie is thought to have recently split up with a long-term girlfriend.

A Met police spokesman said: “Her death is not being treated as suspicious. It is tragic that a young officer has died.

“At this sad and difficult time, our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.”

A Hendon college source told the newspaper: “There is a palpable sense of shock that anyone has been accused of homophobia.

“Once the police had a reputation for being homophobic and racist. But we have moved on a lot since then.”

The Metropolitan Police Directorate of Professional Standards has launched an inquiry into her death.

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