PC charged with racially abusing riots suspect

There is now "sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction" of PC Alex MacFarlane, a Crown Prosecution Service review concluded.

Lawyers studied footage appearing to show the officer say to a 21-year-old black man: "The problem with you is you will always be a n*****, yeah?".

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Police Racism Charge

The Crown Prosecution Service has advised the Independent Police Complaints Commission to charge Scotland Yard Pc Alex MacFarlane with a racially aggravated public order offence in relation to the alleged abuse of a suspect during the London riots.