Acting Commissioner Sir Stephen House has welcomed the launch today of the national Police Race Action Plan.

He said: “The Met is committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation that can be trusted by everyone in London.

“Since the terrible murder of George Floyd in the United States and the wave of Black Lives Matter protests two years ago, we’ve been focussing on a number of key areas.

“These include ensuring racist behaviour has no place in the Metropolitan Police Service and increasing diversity in the organisation through recruitment and career progression.

“We’re working hard to increase our officers’ understanding of different cultures and the history of policing different communities, particularly black communities. 

“We recognise the Met is not yet free of discrimination, racism or bias, but we are changing to build a Met which is.”

Read the full plan and take part in the survey to influence its development here.