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Lawrence murder anniversary

A memorial service will take place this afternoon to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered by a gang of racists in south-east London.

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59% of minorities think Met is institutionally racist

Twenty years after the death of Stephen Lawrence an exclusive YouGov poll with ITV News London and LBC 97.3 reveals the public's perceptions of attitudes towards race in the Metropolitan Police.

Over 1,100 people were questioned across the city, the results showed that:

  • 59% of black and ethnic minority Londoners think that the Met Police is institutionally racist, compared with 28% of white Londoners.
  • 55% of black and minority Londoners think that the Met have failed to successfully deal with racism among their officers, compared with just 16% that feel they have reacted well.
  • Over half of Londoners think that London is a less racist city than it was at the time of Stephen Lawrence's murder, with only 13% believing the problem is worsening.
  • Half of Londoners said they think there are not enough police officers from ethnic minorities in the Met Police.

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