Merseyside police commissioner sparks row with force over ‘institutional racism’

Chief constable issues swift denial after Emily Spurrell becomes first PCC to call her area’s force institutionally racist

A police and crime commissioner (PCC) has become the first to call her area’s force “institutionally racist”, a statement quickly followed by a categorical rebuttal from the chief constable.

In a roundtable discussion between three elected PCCs on Policing TV’s Talking Crime programme Emily Spurrell, the Merseyside PCC, was asked if she accepted Merseyside police were institutionally racist.

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