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Met police inspector suspended over racism claim

TROUBLE: Met police inspector suspended over racism claim - DPS and IPCC will investigate alleged incident, say reports

A SENIOR Metropolitan Police inspector has reportedly temporarily been suspended from his duties after, being arrested on suspicion of racial abuse.

Scotland Yard told The Metro that the north London officer is being investigated over an alleged incident on Monday in Barnet, which took place while he was off duty.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told the newspaper: "The male officer was arrested on suspicion of a Section 4 Public Order Act offence (racially aggravated words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress)."

They added: "He is at present on police bail and has been suspended from duties pending the outcome of the criminal investigation."

The force's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) are said to be investigating the case.

The case continues.

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