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We need to move forward at a quicker pace. He said the lessons of the Lawrence case had been forgotten by some, as had the enduring importance of race to policing. Race is continually at the heart of the biggest issues facing policing, from the over-targeting of black people for stop and search, to knife crime, female genital mutilation, honour-based violence, modern slavery and terrorism, Boutcher added.
It is too important to fall off the agenda at any time. The representation in policing from our diverse communities is still not as advanced as it should be. After Macpherson, police chiefs from the 43 forces in England and Wales agreed to a government target to have the same proportion of black officers in their ranks as the communities they serve.
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They were given a decade to achieve it; none ever did. While she was home secretary, Theresa May pressed the police for more sweeping reforms. Boutcher set up an advisory group to spur police on, picking hard hitters on race such as David Lammy MP, the Black Police Association, and Liberty, the civil rights group.
We are still institutionally racist. Maybe the American example is something we can learn from.
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