Police racism : 293 cases, 5 dismissals

As the CPS recommends a Met Police officer is charged for racially abusing a suspect during last year’s riots, Channel 4 News can exclusively reveal the number of cases of racism among UK police.  The incidents range from racist language in emails to the use of the n***** word.

The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information act, date back to the Macpherson report 13 years ago which followed the death of black teenager Stephen Lawrence and led to theMet Police being labelled “institutionally racist”. Also on Tuesday, a review by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) found “sufficient evidence” to charge Met Police officer Alex McFarlane with a “racially aggravated public order offence”, and has now advised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to press charges.

Go to Channel 4 for the flu story and video – http://www.channel4.com/news/police-racism-figures-reveal-293-cases-and-five-dismissals

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