Will finger-printing people in the streets help improve the relationship between the Met and London's black community?

The Commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, vowed today the force will become an "implacable enemy" of racists as investigations continue into officers accused of racial abuse.

The Met's policy of 'Stop-and-search' has often left officers open to criti-cism so instead they may now ask suspects for fingerprints before they search them.

But is that any better? Here's Glen Goodman's report.


Met Chief vows to be racists' enemy

Britain's top officer - Bernard Hogan-Howe - has vowed to become an "implacable enemy" of racists at Scotland Yard