Ethiopian-born PCSO who claimed he suffered 'deep-seated and cunning racism' ...

Ethiopian-born PCSO who claimed he suffered 'deep-seated and cunning racism' and wasn't allowed to do patrols alone loses legal battle Tegegn Bayissa, from Manchester, blamed colleagues’ prejudice for refusal to let him patrol unattended He insisted it was the only possible explanation, given that his role was ‘not rocket science’ and one that even a teenager could perform But when he brought a race discrimination claim, the true reason emerged – for the PCSO had made a catalogue of basic errors

By James Tozer for Daily Mail

Published: 23:09 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 23:10 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Ethiopian-born Tegegn Bayissa had claimed his career was wrecked by ‘deep-seated and cunning’ racism.

The police community support officer blamed colleagues’ prejudice for their refusal to let him patrol unattended.

He insisted it was the only possible explanation, given that his role was ‘not rocket science’ and one that even a teenager could perform.

Ethiopian-born Tegegn Bayissa (pictured) had claimed his career was wrecked by ‘deep-seated and cunning’ racism

Ethiopian-born Tegegn Bayissa (pictured) had claimed his career was wrecked by ‘deep-seated and cunning’ racism

But when he brought a race discrimination claim, the true reason emerged – for the PCSO had made a catalogue of basic errors, one of which could have seen him arrested.

After hearing how senior officers had given Mr Bayissa every chance to learn the ropes, an employment tribunal rejected his claim on every one of 47 points. 

However, Greater Manchester Police has now been left with a reported £20,000 legal bill after he said he was unable to cover its costs.

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