Is the Metropolitan Police Force still an institutionally racist organisation? It appears so………
Two black men were stopped and searched by Met Police officers on suspicion of exchanging drugs because they had bumped fists, a watchdog has found.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) reviewed the Met’s use of stop-and-search powers.
IOPC director Sal Naseem said the “legitimacy of stop and searches was undermined” by a number of issues.
The Met said stop and search was a “vital and legitimate power that protects Londoners”.
Latest figures show Met Police officers are nearly four times as likely to stop and search black people than white people.