Race claims against the police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0532
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much compensation has the Metropolitan Police paid in respect of race claims in each of the last 3 years in respect of each of i) claims settled out for court, ii) as a result of court awards, iii) as a consequence of tribunal claims; to a) members of the public; and b) Metropolitan Police staff c) police officers d) PCSOs ; and in relation to each of these categories, how many cases were involved?

Answer

Answer for Race claims against the police

Answer for Race claims against the police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The information below relates to Employment Tribunal claims, giving total compensation paid in relation to employment tribunal claims which include allegations of race discrimination.

 

 

Financial year

In court settlements

 

 

 

Compensatory awards determined by the Tribunal after liability and remedies hearings.

Settlements agreed between parties after hearing

 

Compensation agreed between parties after liability only hearing (not determined by the Tribunal).

Out of court settlements

 

 

Compensation paid in settlement of claims compromised before a tribunal hearing and without admission of liability.

2009 / 10

£7,777

£0

£61,100

2010 / 11

£2,000

£7,500

£80,500

2011 / 12

£0

£0

£32,478

2012/13

£0

£0

£5,000

 

The financial compensation detailed above was paid to 23 Claimants in respect of 32 claims. The breakdown by workforce category is as follows:

 

  • 15 Police Officers received financial compensation in relation to 23 claims
  • 4 members of Police Staff received financial compensation in relation to 5 claims.
  • 2 Police Community Support Officers received financial compensation in relation to 2 claims,
  • 1 member of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary received financial compensation in relation to 1 claim
  • 1 member of the public received financial compensation in relation to 1 claim.

 

In addition, 2 further claims (1 lodged by a Police Officer and 1 by a member of police staff) were settled on a non-financial basis.

 

The following information relates to Race Actions brought by members of the public:

 

 

Settlements

Awards

Number of settled claims

2009/10

£76,500

0

8

2010/11

£47,240

0

5

2011/12

£200,250

0

11

2012/13

£145,500

0

9

 

As I have said before, any incident of racism is one too many.  My DMPC and the Commissioner know how seriously I take this and are implementing measures to continue to improve the MPS, including through recruiting more officers from ethnic minorities as part of my commitment to have a force that looks more like London.