UK police officer suspended for racial abuse

   Mar 31, 12:01 pm

London, Mar 31 (ANI): A British policeman has reportedly been suspended after a man arrested during the London riots claimed that he was subjected to racism, assault and harassment.

A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed that a complaint in this regard had been received.

"These are serious allegations; any use of racist language or excessive use of force is not acceptable," The BBC quoted the spokesman, as saying.

"One of the officers has been suspended in relation to this matter pending the result of the IPCC investigation," he added.

According to the report, the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigated the officer, and two others, and a file was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Neither of the other two police officers are currently suspended.

One has been placed on restricted duties on an unrelated matter while the other remains on full duties, the report said.

Meanwhile, the CPS confirmed earlier that having decided not to press charges, it would be assessing the case again.

"I have considered the matter personally and directed that all of the evidence should be reconsidered and a fresh decision taken by a senior lawyer with no previous involvement in this matter," Grace Ononiwu, deputy chief crown prosecutor for the CPS London, said.

"That process will be completed as soon as possible," she added. (ANI)

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