The Met Police Chief says their force is NOT institutionally racist and labeling them as such is "not helpful" for their officers
- The police commissioner again denied that her force was institutionally racist
- Dame Cressida said allegations are not "helpful" labels for the troop
- Added that young black men were "heavily involved" in the criminal justice system
City Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has denied that her force is institutionally racist and stated that she has a zero tolerance approach to the matter.
The senior British police officer told Channel 4 News today that allegations of racism in the Met are not "helpful" terms for the troop.
Meanwhile, on the subject of racism, Dame Cressida said, “We have no tolerance for racist behavior within the Met. Just last week someone was fired for racist behavior. And everyone knows this is the case.
“We accepted the challenge Sir William Macpherson set us 20 years ago in the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry in which he found a definition of institutional racism.
City Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has denied that her force is institutionally racist and has stated that she has a zero-tolerance approach to the matter
“I was tasked with implementing the recommendations and am very proud of what we have done. I think we've come a very, very, very long way. & # 39;
The police chief said she regularly checked for signs of bias in the way the force operated and was "appalled" to find that black, Asian and ethnic minorities in the Met were twice as likely to be involved in wrongdoing were involved.
Meanwhile, Dame Cressida said she was also "deeply" involved in the investigation into Mr. Lawrence's death.
The 18-year-old was murdered by racists in Eltham, south-east London, in April 1993.
Dame Cressida said she was also "deeply" involved in the investigation into Mr. Lawrence's death and that the case would continue to be reviewed every two years for new evidence
Two of the 18-year-old's killers, Gary Dobson and David Norris, were jailed for murder in 2012, but three remain at large.
She said the investigation would be reviewed every two years to see if there was more evidence to follow.
"I don't want to raise false hopes, but it seems very likely, if you are happy, that at some point we are not in an inactive phase (the investigation)," said Dame Cressida.
On the subject of police freezes and searches, she said young black men were "disproportionately stabbed and killed" and were "massively involved" in the criminal justice system.
On the subject of police freezes and searches, she said young black men were "disproportionately stabbed and killed" and were "massively involved" in the criminal justice system. Pictured: Dame Cressida with Doreen Lawrence
She said police are making stops and searches in areas of high violence to make sure the knives were removed from the street. 4,500 weapons were removed last year.
During the extensive interview, Dame Cressida was also asked about the investigation into American pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the Duke of York's alleged involvement in the case.
She said the focus of the investigation was "clearly" in America, but added that the Met would assist US authorities if it were to "at any point" necessary.
"The location and focus of any investigation into Jeffrey Epstein is clearly America," she said.
"If at some point the Americans need our help, we will give it to them."
Epstein killed himself last August before being tried on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.
One of Epstein's victims, Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was traded by the financier, claims Andrew had sex with her three times, including when she was 17 and was still a minor under US law.
The Duke categorically denies that he had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Mrs. Giuffre.
The interview was scheduled to air at 7 p.m. on Channel 4 News.
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