538prom精品视频在线播放Police chiefs have promised a “plan of action” by the end of July after admitting racial inequalities in recruitment, stop-and-search and use of force on suspects.
538prom精品视频在线播放Martin Hewitt, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), said Britain prided itself on policing by the “consent of its communities” but he acknowledged it had become clear that “for some of our staff, and for some of our communities, that is not how it feels.”
With figures showing the number of black police officers has hardly changed in 11 years and black people 40 times more likely to be stop and searched than white people, Mr Hewitt said: “We need to act now.”
538prom精品视频在线播放He has set up a working group including two of the country’s most senior ethnic minority officers Neil Basu and Phil Cain which will review progress on tackling racial inequality and injustice.
538prom精品视频在线播放He said: “How do we make our service more reflective of the communities we serve, and inclusive for our black, Asian and ethnic minority officers and staff? How do we address concerns about use of stop and search and the use of force?
“These are complex challenges, and they are not new. Much work has been done or is being done to address them and progress has been made. But we fear it is not enough and change is not moving as quickly as it needs to.
“We need to look at all our programmes of work that impact in this area and be clear about the action we will take and when we will take it.”
Mr Basu, the police’s national lead for counter-terrorism and Britain’s most senior black and ethnic minority officer last week warned that racial bias is built into the “fabric” of society and illustrated by the disproportionate representation of young black men in the criminal justice system.
In a personal letter to colleagues, he wrote that the Black Lives Matters protests showed it was “time to stand up — stand up to racists, to inequality and injustice”.
Mr Cain, North Yorkshire’s deputy chief constable, conducted a review last year which found a significantly higher proportion of internal complaints against ethnic minority officers resulted in disciplinary action than white officers.