Via The Guardian
An “apartheid” system of discrimination and racist bullying operated at a London police station, according to claims made yesterday on the tenth anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report.
An Asian police community support officer alleged that he and other ethnic minority officers were made to travel separately from white officers.
Asad Saeed, who will make his claims at an employment tribunal tomorrow, told in legal documents how one officer ordered a black woman colleague to get out of his patrol vehicle and into “the black van”.
Mr Saeed said that ethnic minority officers were subjected to threats of violence and that he was the target of “malicious allegations” that led to disciplinary action after complaining of racist behaviour by two white colleagues. One, he claimed, “would regularly boast that his family members were part of the British National Party”.
The emergence of Mr Saeed’s allegations forced Sir Paul Stephenson to make last-minute changes to his first public speech as Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Sir Paul’s address had been billed as a trenchant defence of progress and change in the Met. But he had to concede that there were “remaining pockets of stupidity and bigotry”.
Stephen Lawrence (18) was racially abused and stabbed to death at a bus stop in 1993. His murderers still continue to walk free. The Met Police failed to investigate his murder (they did not care) and had no intention of convicting the men responsible.
The Stephen Lawrence inquiry report released 10 years ago, only succeeded in telling us all what we already knew/know about the Metropolitan Police!
As for these latest claims, again none of this surprises me. Nothing will change. The Met has no intention of ridding itself of the scum within it’s ranks.
Good luck with your case Mr Saeed. Lord knows you are going to need it!
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