May 22 2013 Latest news:
Friday, April 27, 2012
A senior Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of racism.
It follows an incident in Barnet, north London, at around 7.40am on Monday morning.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said the officer, who was off-duty at the time of the alleged incident, was arrested by the DPS the following day and has been suspended while the incident is investigated.
“The male officer was arrested on suspicion of a Section 4 Public Order Act offence (racially aggravated words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress),” a spokesman said.
“He is at present on police bail and has been suspended from duties pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.”
The IPCC confirmed it was supervising the DPS investigation, which is the latest allegation of racism by Met officers under investigation by Scotland Yard and the IPCC.