Police racism allegations

10 complaints relating to racism involving 20 officers and one member of police staff have been referred to the police watchdog. Four police officers in Northern Ireland have also been suspended over race claims.

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Met warned in 2004 of racist behaviour

A dossier, compiled by former Met commander Brian Paddick in 2004, warned police chiefs that they needed to take tougher action to stop officers discriminating against black people.

The report, obtained by the Guardian, said that innocent African-Caribbean people were being targeted too often under stop and search powers by officers who were wrongly racially stereotyping them as criminals.

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