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OFFICER SACKED AS MET GETS TOUGH ON RACISM

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A Metropolitan police officer has been sacked and five others face disciplinary proceedings for racist abuse and be...
A Metropolitan police officer has been sacked and five others face disciplinary proceedings for racist abuse and behaviour, the first such charges to be made since the Macpherson report into the Stephen Lawrence murder castigated the force for 'institutional racism', according to The Independent on Sunday (p4).

The sacking was accompanied by a warning from John Grieve, head of the Met's Racial and Violent Crimes Taskforce, that racism would not die off 'naturally' either within the police or the wider community, with the Met receiving reports of racist behaviour among children as young as four.

The officer was asked to resign last week after he made racist comments to the occupants of a car he had stopped. One of the five Met officers facing disciplinary action is to be charged with abuse of authority and discreditable conduct after allegedly 'assaulting and insulting' a black man while searching him for drugs in 1996.
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