‘I was a boy who wanted nothing so much as to join the police’: Kevin Maxwell’s Forced Out in The Observer

I was born in Liverpool in 1978, two months before my mum’s 42nd birthday. I was her 11th and last child – she had her own football team. Like all of my siblings, I was mixed race. My mother was white, with long brown hair and piercing blue eyes flecked with green. I was a brown-skinned, brown-eyed boy.

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