Institutional racism still plagues policing, warns chief constable

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Figures show officers fall far short of being representative of communities they serve

Institutional racism still plagues policing, a chief constable has warned, as plans were announced to boost diversity in the ranks of officers after pressure from the prime minister.

Chief constable Gareth Wilson, the lead on diversity for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), told the Guardian progress had been too slow in eliminating prejudice from the workforce and in how officers treated the communities they serve.

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