Scotland Yard suspends 8 over racism

2012-04-06 14:06

London - Scotland Yard says a total of eight police officers have been suspended amid new allegations of racism.

Britain's largest police force said on Friday that it is dealing with 10 new race-related complaints, including an allegation that an officer used a racial slur while arresting a black man in the aftermath of England's riots last August.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said 20 officers were being investigated by the country's police standards watchdog and insisted that Scotland Yard "does not tolerate racism".

London police have long attempted to tackle allegations of racism.

A major report commissioned in the wake of the 1993 death of a young black teenager concluded that Scotland Yard was "institutionally racist" and hostile to London's black community.

  • Koos - 2012-04-06 14:12

    Glad to see that the Poms can also be racists. Must be South African expats.

  • Piet - 2012-04-06 14:19

    You can NOT escape the truth...

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-06 14:21


      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-04-06 14:25

      Which is?

      Fidel - 2012-04-06 17:23

      Come on Peter, we are waiting. The truth shall set all of us free, please free us.

  • Patrick - 2012-04-06 14:51

    I wonder why the cops are racist....?

      Fidel - 2012-04-06 17:25

      Because they are bigots who have been raised through racist institutions. Does that answer your question, seeing that you put a question mark at the end of your sentence and as such you were not being rhetorical.

  • Chris - 2012-04-06 15:28

    Hahaha, only in England... Embrace thy Neo-Marxist multi-farcical-cultural hellhole thee have created for thyself. Society in GB has gone for a ball of brown smelly stuff and now they are sacrificing their "own" at the hippy church of anti-racism. Hahaha...

      Fidel - 2012-04-06 17:26

      The ignorance about UK affairs shown by some commenters would be shocking, were it not for the fact that racism pumps adrenalin into the brains of its victims with unusual aplomb.

      gary.landman - 2013-02-04 19:07

      Its only racist if a white guy says it!

  • Mark - 2012-04-06 19:39

    So--playing the race card while being arrested gets you "get out of jail free card

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