General Article Police racism: 293 cases, five dismissals

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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 the Met 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.

The officer was accused of using racist language against a 21-year-old black man, and was apparently recorded by the suspect on his mobile phone.

Earlier this month, Channel 4 News revealed 120 race cases inside the Met and just one dismissal during the same time frame. This data, gathered from 31 forces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, completes the national picture.

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