- Posted April 18, 2012 by
Saint Joseph, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Does racism still exist, and where does it start?
Racism in London!
The prosecution said there was enough evidence to charge Constable Alex MacFarlane with "a racially aggravated public order offense."
A 21-year-old man who was detained during the week of riots recorded a police officer using a racial epithet as he arrested him.
Prosecutors decided in January not to charge the policeman. The man's lawyers complained.
Alison Saunders, the chief prosecutor, said the original decision was wrong.
Saunders said, “A prosecution is necessary in order to maintain confidence in the criminal-justice system.”
A major report commissioned after the 1993 death of a black teenager concluded that Scotland Yard was "institutionally racist."