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Metropolitan Police

Question for Home Office

UIN 7673, tabled on 16 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of racism upheld against Metropolitan Police officers resulted in (a) no action taken, (b) suspension, (c) other disciplinary measures and (d) dismissal in each year since 2010.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 July 2015

This information is not held centrally by the Home Office.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) publishes quarterly data on police complaints for each force, which includes a breakdown of the nature of allegations recorded. The category of ‘Discriminatory Behaviour’ includes incidents of racism.

The IPCC also holds a more detailed breakdown of the category information, but does not hold information of the disciplinary outcomes subsequent to the complaints. This information may be held by the force itself.

I have asked the IPCC to write to the Honourable Member with the information it has available and will arrange for a copy to be placed in the House Library.

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