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Met insists officers did not know Dawn Butler's ethnicity when they stopped her

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Deputy Commissioner Steve House blasted the ‘trial by social media' over the incident
Police officers who stopped a car carrying Labour MP Dawn Butler could not have known she was black, the Met's deputy commissioner has said.
Sir Steve House insisted the stop was due to a mistake in the officers' number plate-checking procedure and that the car's tinted windows meant they had no idea who it was carrying.
He said police work was being undermined by ‘routine trial by social media' and suggested existing complaints procedures were already well-equipped to handle bad decisions by...
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Dawn Butler: Senior Met Police officer defends MP stop and hits out at 'trial by social media'

Dawn Butler: Senior Met Police officer defends MP stop and hits out at 'trial by social media'

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Sir Steve House says officers were not at fault and had been 'working to keep Londoners safe'
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Senior Met officer defends police who stopped Dawn Butler

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Officers ‘could not have known Labour MP was black before they targeted car'
Officers from an anti-violence taskforce who stopped a car carrying the Labour MP Dawn Butler, sparking claims of racial profiling, were not at fault, Scotland Yard's deputy commissioner has declared. Sir Steve House said officers could not have known Butler and the driver of the BMW car were black before they stopped it, because the windows were tinted.
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