In the Media

Discrimination row ends Met woman's crusade against racism

PUBLISHED October 4, 2004

The woman charged with stamping out racism in Britain's biggest police force has quit after claiming she too was a victim of racial discrimination.

Julia Smith, 48, who headed the race and diversity unit at the Metropolitan Police Authority for four years, has won a six-figure settlement as she prepared to take the MPA to an employment tribunal.
The MPA, which oversees London's police force, faces two further charges of racism from black employees. The disclosures are a bitter setback to the capital's police force which has been beset by accusations of racism.