Boris comment on racism row

London is the most tolerant city in the world. There is no room for racism here and the Commissioner is right to take a zero-tolerance approach to any racism in the ranks of the Met as I do to any organisation in the Greater London Authority family.

These allegations are therefore of deep concern and I have instructed my Deputy Mayor to liaise closely with the Commissioner and the IPCC to ensure they are investigated thoroughly.

I note the actions of the Commissioner in moving swiftly on these allegations and I commend him for his proactivity.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

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