Race claims against the police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4163
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why is it that you have persistently failed to answer substantively since it was first asked in February 2013,  and will you now answer substantively Question No: 532/ 2013 from February repeated as Question No: 2043 / 2013, and as Question No: 2519 / 2013  and as Question No: 3055 / 2013 and as Question No: 2013/3676:

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?" Your answers in similar terms to all these was to repeat "Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly." Is a wait for an answer from February to now "shortly"?

Is it that the answer is very embarrassing to the Metropolitan Police on your watch? If not, why not? And will you answer the question substantively now?

Answer

Answer for Race claims against the police