I first raised race claims against the police by way of a mayor's question in February 2013. Despite repeated questions and correspondence, it has taken until June 2014 to get satisfactory answers as to how many claims, how much was paid in compensation, and to establish that just 1 of the 66 successful cases in the previous 3 years resulted in any disciplinary action whatsoever, and this was the equivalent of a mild ticking off.
Do you consider it satisfactory that I should have had to be so persistent and waited so long to get to the bottom of the story? What is your explanation for this? And what do you think this says about the Met's approach to racism in the police?