Amjad Ditta, 35, is among 16 men charged with sex offenses against children including rape and child trafficking.
In 2016, the BBC reported on Amjad Ditta’s appointment as a “positive action coordinator” tasked with boosting the numbers of black and minority applicants to the West Yorkshire police force, as part of UK police’s mandate to become the most laughably ineffective law enforcement unit in the Western hemisphere.
West Yorkshire Police has appointed an officer with a brief to boost numbers of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people applying to join the force.
The latest Home Office figures show 5.1% of officers in the force come from a BME origin, compared with the national average of 5.5%.
Census figures for 2011 show the county’s BME population as 18.2%.
Home Secretary Theresa May has said the proportion of black and Asian officers in the UK was “simply not good enough”.
The new “positive action coordinator” PC Amjad Ditta, said the force should reflect the community it serves.
“I’m interested in people in wanting to know what experiences they have had,” he said.
Black Health Initiative chief executive Heather Nelson applauded the decision at the time: “Don’t just see us as stats, actually see us as individuals who make up a community rather than an issue.”
The children assaulted by Ditta and 15 other men presumably see him as a particularly predatory and monstrous individual.
West Yorkshire PC Amjad Ditta, also known as Amjad Hussain, 35, has been charged with sexual touching.
He and 15 other men are charged with offences against three girls in the Halifax area, dating from 2006 to 2009.
The allegations include several counts of rape, sexual assault, supplying drugs and trafficking.
Mr Ditta, who was attached to West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services Operations, was a serving officer at the time of the offence he has been accused of.
He has been suspended from duty, the force said.
The men arrested as part of the sex trafficking bust include Vaqaas Abbas, Nadeem Adalat, Sajid Adalat, Vaseem Adalat, Amjad Ditta, Christopher Eastwood, Metab Islam, Mohammed Rizwan Iqbal, Ishtiaq Latif, Asad Mahmood, Arfan Mir, Younis Mohammed aka Younis Khan, Nadeem Nassir, Shahzad Nawaz, Shazad Nazir, and Sohail Zafar.
DIVERSITY HIRE: Amjad Ditta, the West Yorkshire Police officer now under fire for being a part of a grooming gang? "I am the Positive Action Co-ordinator for West Yorkshire Police. My role involves recruiting, maintaining and promoting under represented groups within the force." pic.twitter.com/cFLmGrAuq6
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