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People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds account for more than half of those strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police in the past three years, according to “extremely alarming” figures collected by the force.

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Letter: Lack of evidence

Sir: You reported that Mr Amit Sharma, 19, received damages from the Metropolitan Police Service and that this authority did not uphold his complaint ("Trio awarded police damages", 27 March). Our member Lorna Whyte could not possibly have upheld the complaint.

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THREE BLACK and Asian people have won damages from the Metropolitan Police for alleged offences including assault and false imprisonment.

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Letter: Death in cell: officials had been warned

Sir: As those representing the family of Peter Austin, we write to express some of the concerns his death has highlighted.

Anger grows at soaring cost of police assaults

Over the last 10 years Scotland Yard has paid out an estimated pounds 20m of taxpayers' money in damages and legal costs to answer allegations of brutality and gross misconduct by officers - renewing allegations that police chiefs are failing to deal with a growing problem.

pounds 220,000 awarded to police assault victim

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