When Leroy Logan was in his mid-20s, his father (a Windrush-generation Jamaican) was brutally beaten by Metropolitan Police officers. Months later, Leroy joined the police.He would eventually spend the next 30 years in public service, rising to the rank of superintendent. His story of changing the Met from the inside was the subject of a Small Axe film, the Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning BBC series directed by Steven McQueen.
Leroy’s acclaimed book Closing Ranks: My Life as a Cop tells of his illustrious career, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the Met. One of the founder members of the Black Police Association, his book serves as a history lesson in race relations in modern-day Britain.
At this special event at The Conduit in Covent Garden, Leroy will be in conversation with acclaimed broadcaster and author Afua Hirsch to discuss his career challenges and successes, race relations in the UK, the myriad issues facing the Met, and how to empower the capital’s young people at a time when opportunities for them appear to be running thin.
Drinks will be available to buy at a cash bar before and after the event as well as signed copies of Leroy’s book – Closing Ranks: My Life as a Cop.
Wed 17th November 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm (Doors open @ 6pm) @ The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA