Revealed: Shocking scale of ‘blatant’ racism in the Met as discrimination tribunals soar by 110 per cent

Exclusive: One serving Black officer said ‘angry white people’ in the force are upset by so-called ‘wokeness’ 

Amy-Clare Martin,Nadine White
Saturday 11 May 2024 18:59 BST
The number of claims lodged against the force has more than doubled in 12 months
The number of claims lodged against the force has more than doubled in 12 months (LightRocket/Getty)

Racism is getting worse in Britain’s biggest police force, Black police leaders have warned, as new figures reveal that tribunals for racial discrimination have soared by 110 per cent in a year.

Employment tribunal data obtained exclusively by The Independent shows that cases brought against the Metropolitan Police on the grounds of racism more than doubled from 2022 to 2023.

Andy George, president of the National Black Police Association (NPBA), said he had seen a 2.5-fold increase in support cases since the force was found to be institutionally racist for the second time in a damning review last year.

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