Born in 1958 in Balham Brian Paddick spent his early years living in Mitcham and Tooting Bec.
Mr Paddick joined the Metropolitan Police in 1976 where he ultimately rose to the rank of Deputy Assistant Commissioner responsible for the day-to-day running of Territorial Policing across all 32 London Boroughs together with responsibility for 20,000 police officers and support staff.
Prior to this promotion he was Borough Commander for Merton for 2 ½ years, responsible for policing Wimbledon, Mitcham and Merton, and then Police Commander for the London Borough of Lambeth.
He is a Visiting Fellow of Ashridge Business School and speaks on leadership, change management and diversity.
He is currently working on his autobiography which is reportedly due to be published shortly before the 2008 Election. In 2003 he won “substantial” damages from the Mail on Sunday following publication of claims about his private life.
Earlier this year he clashed with Mayor of London Ken Livingstone over claims that he was told the man shot by police at Stockwell tub station “was a ‘Brazilian tourist” by two of Sir Ian Blair’s closest aides on the day of the shooting.
More recently he has claimed to have been forced into backing the Government’s proposal to hold terror suspects for 90 days.
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