|Nick Klein||Service Record||List of Appearances|
Nick Klein, aged 28, had three or four years' experience in the job before transferring to Sun Hill from west London. He was already familiar with the area - partly because he's an East Ender himself, and partly because his off duty passion (dance music) had led to him becoming fairly well established as a DJ at one of Sun Hill's local clubs. DJ-ing was something he just about managed to fit in alongside his policing, mostly at weekends. Through his acquaintance with the club scene, Klein also met a girlfriend, who was the principal reason he asked for a transfer.
Klein was a quick, likeable, clever officer - confident, versatile, naturally entrepreneurial, so he tended to play somewhat by his own rules. He had a good sense of humour, and a sharp East End wit - he was rarely stuck for a smart answer. In many ways Klein was simply a straight up East End lad, dealing in the odd bargain and happy on the odd Saturday afternoons when he could get to White Hart Lane with his mates. Klein was also essentially pragmatic - a relativist, who could usually see various sides to any argument.
Alongside many of his colleagues he sometimes seemed to have a breezy, almost nonchalant attitude to his work. Perhaps this was because he'd done a fair amount before - e.g. travelling - and for him being a police officer wasn't a vocation or probably even a lifelong career. It was a different and challenging job for the time being: a chance to see things from the other side.
Klein thought he had it all worked out in coming to Sun Hill - the girlfriend, the club, the DJ-ing. He was rapidly involved in a tricky undercover operation to expose a racist officer at Barton Street however, as a result of which he lost his girlfriend and got a nasty scare when he was almost caught buying grass (something he'd been a little too relaxed about). He moved back into the Section House for a while and then went and stayed at home with his parents. Unfortunately Klein's little forays into buying grass morphed themselves into a nasty crack habit. Supt. Okaro allowed him into the rehab programme and gave him the chance to rejoin the officers at Sun Hill - but it proved to be a while before he won back the complete trust of his colleagues.
In the end Nick hung up his uniform when he became a vital witness to a shooting; he went deep into Witness Protection until criminal Dennis Weaver could be brought to justice.
Family and Relationships Edit
- Benjamin Klein (Father)
- Rose Klein (Mother)
- Norman Klein (Uncle)
- Stella Klein (Aunt)
- Jerry Klein (Cousin)
- Ruth Klein (Cousin)
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