The Chair of the Trident Independent Advisory Group hasaccused the MET of removing her from the panel because she has been critical ofthem in the past.
Claudia Webbe says the Independent Advisory group wasset up to bring the police and community together and she says therestructuring of the group which advises Scotland yard on gang and gun crime isa 'backward step' for race relations.
The Met says it is changing the IAG for its Trident unitto make it more representative of the community. But Ms Webbe says the forcehas taken more control of the group and that some new members are actually fromgroups with police contracts and could have a conflict of interest.
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