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Issue No. 2408

Police racism not dealt with

The Police does not take accusations of racism seriously, its own watchdog admitted this week.

Some 7,963 allegations of racism were lodged against cops in England and Wales over an eight year period. 

Only 77 were upheld and just three officers have been dismissed as a result.

Jury is out in hacking trial 

The jury in the phone hacking trial was considering its verdict as Socialist Worker went to press.

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and five others are on trial for offences related to phone hacking.

Lloyd Butler inquest begins

The inquest into the death of Lloyd Butler began on Monday of this week. 

Lloyd died at Stechford police station in Birmingham in 2010. A probe found one cop guilty of gross misconduct and another guilty of misconduct. Both kept their jobs.

Asian man dies after cop stop

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched a probe after an Asian man “became unwell” and later died after being stopped by police in Camden, north London.

Cops stopped the 37 year old on 5 June. He collapsed at the scene and died in hospital three days later.

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Tue 17 Jun 2014, 17:14 BST
Issue No. 2408
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