Britain’s most senior police leaders are considering making a public admission that their forces are institutionally racist, the Guardian has learned.
High-level discussions began on Thursday and come as their special adviser on race says the declaration is needed if promises of radical reform are to be believed by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. More discussions will be held in January, and a decision from police chiefs is expected in February.
"The race crisis that has gripped policing led to thousands of people taking to the streets across the UK in support of Black Lives Matter, triggered by the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the US in May 2020."
Stephen Lawrence (13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993) was a black British teenager from Plumstead, Southeast London, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham on the evening of 22 April 1993. The case became a cause and incident arousing widespread controversy, outside campaigning, and heated public debate up to the present day. Its fallout included cultural changes of attitudes on racism and the police, and to the law and police practice. It also led to the partial revocation of the rule against double jeopardy. Two of the perpetrators were convicted of murder in 2012.
In this segment, Niamh Donohoe takes the opportunity to thank everyone for their kindness, love and support during this past 9 weeks.#RememberMyNoah💙 pic.twitter.com/bAiMXDyJn5— My Noah 💙 (@MyNoah8) August 25, 2020
Noah Donohoe’s heartbroken mother, Fiona, appeals to the public to help her find the ‘answers’ to questions she has about her son’s disappearance.
Noah went missing on June 21, 2020 and his body was discovered in a storm drain in north Belfast six days later.
A post-mortem was carried out last month and it concluded Noah’s cause of death was drowning.
However, the Donohoe family said the results of the post-mortem gave rise to more questions than answers.
If you can help and support so the family can get the answers their need. #RememberMyNoah https://t.co/0YP12Eb1Ev— Stuart Lawrence Official (@sal2nd) August 19, 2020
Noah Donohoe 14 yrs disappeared in North Belfast in June 21st, shortly after he was seen cycling near the Shore Roadsparking a huge search effort. His body was later found in a storm drain.
Noah's mother Fiona has launched a public appeal to find out what happened to her son. She has set up dedicated pages on Twitter and Facebook, called MyNoah Donohoe, as she seeks answers about his disappearance and death.
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Brian Tierney, has pledged his support to the family of teenager Noah Donohoe, as they continue to seek answers surrounding his tragic death.
Belfast City Council announced City Hall will be lit up in blue on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2020 to back the campaign.
An inquest into the death of Belfast schoolboy Noah Donohoe is set to take place early next 2021.
The date of January 18 , 2021 was set on Friday 15/08/20 at a preliminary review hearing held in Laganside Court by Coroner Joe McCrisken.
CRIME TEAM TV Crime fighter to shine light on failed PSNI probe in tragic Noah Donohoe case.
A DOCUMENTARY investigating the disappearance and death of Belfast teen Noah Donohoe will point to failings in the PSNI's probe, filmmaker Donal MacIntyre has said.
Speaking about his investigative TV documentary, which is expected to air next year, Mr MacIntyre said: "If there was anything that we have uncovered so far, that we are prepared to divulge, it is that we are quite confident we can demonstrate that the investigation Noah was entitled to, he didn't receive it." Read
Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland: Investigation of the PSNI handling of the disappearance and death of Noah Donohoe - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/OovOawimSN via @UKChange— FIONA DONOHOE (@FIONADONOHOE2) August 9, 2020
The Tinnies will be lit up blue this weekend in support of the 'Remembering Noah' campaign 💙— Mayor Derry Strabane (@mayordcsdc) August 19, 2020
My thoughts continue to be with Fiona Donohoe & her wider family during their unimaginable grief as they search for more information on what happened to Noah.
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I as a Mother, I deserve to know the truth!— Doreen Lawrence OBE (@DLawrenceOBE) November 8, 2020
Noah’s Mother deserves to know the truth!
The public deserves the truth#RememberMyNoah #MyNoah#Week20
Dame Cressida Dick, the Met Police commissioner, said she and the investigator in charge of the case had met with Stephen’s parents to explain the move.
The parents of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence have said they will never give up hope of getting justice for their son as the investigation into his death was shelved by police. They will never give up the fight until ALL those responsible for Stephen death are brought to justice.
Only two of the 18-year-old's killers, Gary Dobson and David Norris, were jailed for murder in 2012
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Parents of Stephen Lawrence ‘losing confidence’ in ability of process to get to the truth. Read more
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