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A hard-hitting and honest memoir from Michael Fuller, Britain's first black Chief Constable, who reflects on his astonishing life growing up in care and his extraordinary experience of the race and cultural barriers in his career.
Michael Fuller was the first ever ethnic minority chief constable in the UK. He joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1975 as a cadet and served in uniformed and CID positions throughout London. Michael has helped set up the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force and Operation Trident.
This provocatively titled memoir is one of a kind and offers up a
perspective that is currently lacking in the discourse surrounding
race in Britain. -- (Derek Owusu, author of SAFE)
This is the story of a diligent, bright and sensitive individual who cares passionately about justice [but] at the heart of Fuller's journey is a quest to belong... His journey is utterly inspiring and it powerfully illuminates the dynamics of racial conflict in England over the past fifty years from someone who was in a very unique position. -- (Eric Karl Anderson, Lonesome Reader)
Absorbing... revealing and affecting. There are pleasures here, and lessons to be learnt, whatever colour you are. * (The Sunday Times) *
Michael Fuller is an extraordinary man with a remarkable and interesting story. -- (Helen Mirren)
"Kill The Black One First" by Michael Fuller is an incendiary and moving account of the experience of being a black policeman in London. I literally could not put it down once I started reading it. Michael was my model for Prime Suspect 2 and he continues to enlighten and inspire. This is a book everyone should read. -- (Colin Salmon)