The number of Metropolitan Police staff members disciplined for racism has doubled year-on-year, the Standard reveals today.

Figures show 22 people received formal disciplinary measures for an incident involving racial discrimination in 2012/13 – up from 11 in 2011/12.

The findings, released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal incidents of racism among Scotland Yard’s entire workforce, including back office workers as well as serving police officers.

Reported by the Evening Standard. You can read the full story here. 

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