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Police Scotland chief constable says force is institutionally racist

The chief constable of Police Scotland has said the force is institutionally racist.

Addressing a meeting of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) on Thursday, Sir Iain Livingstone said that while the term could be “misinterpreted or misrepresented as unfair and personal critical assessments of police officers and police staff as individuals”, it was right for him to acknowledge the issues within the force.

“It is right for me, the right thing for me to do as chief constable, to clearly state that institutional racism, sexism, misogyny and discrimination exist,” he said. “Police Scotland is institutionally racist and discriminatory.”

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